The beginning of The Beat, Belbin's groundbreaking police procedural series, finds Clare Coppola about to go on patrol for the first time when her own home is broken into. Another fast paced mystery from the author of the best selling Bone and Cane series, this story introduces a cast of young police officers investigating the disappearance of a fifteen year old girl in inner city Nottingham. Is she with a boyfriend or is something more sinister going on? With a new afterword by the author, this was first published this for teenagers but the series always had a strong adult audience, too. Find out why.
'David Belbin is one of the finest crime writers around today' - James Craig