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Tony Hill & Carol Jordan has 29 entries in the series. I got this book as a free or cheap ebook (and the other 6 didn't come with it). The Retribution by Val McDermid is the seventh in a series featuring detective The MIT team is being closed down as their boss wants to save money and Carol. Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free. Val McDermid is a worthy winner whose work has entertained and thrilled millions of readers as well as many more who Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/ .. Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/
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One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life - even more twisted and cunning than ever before. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published September 1st by Little Brown and Company first published More Details Original Title.
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Why do GoodReads prioritise reviewers who haven't bothered reading first 6 but feel fit to pronounce on this? I understand many people depend on libraries and charity shops to quench their voracious reading appetites, but this series has been going 20 years, less than one every 2 year. A bit of patience won't hurt! Steph In my case, I wasn't aware it was the 7th in the series. I got this book as a free or cheap ebook and the other 6 didn't come with it.
See 1 question about The Retribution…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jacko Vance was first introduced in The Wire in the Blood , and quite a despicable human he is. I believe his prison escape plan is highly implausible, but I gave Val McDermid the benefit of the doubt. With a new supervisor, Carol and her very successful team are being split up.
One last case comes in and they would like to go out with a bang. McDermid created a sense of doom with Vance's plans for retribution, which kept me alert. The results varied from gruesome to mildly upsetting. I admit Carol has always seemed a bit cold in my opinion, and I think she overreacted toward Tony in this book. She also accepted none of the responsibility. Tony seemed to fold under her harshness. I'm wondering why he bothers with her. There were quite a few references to past events in previous books, but I think it would pay to read them first to get all the details.
View all 8 comments. In the interest of full disclosure, I won this in a first-reads GR giveaway. However, my review reflects my experience of the book and is not I don't believe influenced by this in any way. I have not read the rest of the series which may in some ways be a disadvantage but which I found believe increased my reading pleasure-I found the references to other stories and back stories The Retribution by Val McDermid is the seventh in a series featuring detective Carol Jordan and profiler Tony Hill.
I have not read the rest of the series which may in some ways be a disadvantage but which I found believe increased my reading pleasure-I found the references to other stories and back stories increased my interest in the current story, adding to the general ambiance and mystery. The book is extremely well-written and generally well-paced although it dragged a little during the last quarter or so and the characters interesting, especially since it was my first encounter with them.
I enjoyed the book greatly and found it sufficiently interesting to want to read others in the series. Tony Hill was of particular interest to me. He seems somewhat autistic or Aspergery and I wanted to know more about his relationship with his mother.
This is a major reason I want to read more of the series. I would recommend this book to fans of solid, well-crafted, police procedurals and sociopathic killers and their pursuers. Jul 25, Pam rated it it was ok Shelves: I was really disappointed with this book. As another reviewer noted, it almost seems like she wrote this book merely to punish all the readers who had become invested in Tony and Carol's relationship, which had always had an air of uncertainty about it but which, by Fever of the Bone, felt like it was finally starting to move in a positive direction.
She quick I was really disappointed with this book. She quickly undoes that progress with this book. The events that take place not only make it seem impossible that Tony and Carol will be able to find their way back to each other, they also make it seem highly unlikely that either one will know peace or happiness ever again.
And all this just to revisit an old villain, who in this book came across as rather one-dimensional and not especially interesting. Much of the book seemed to drag until about two-thirds of the way through, when suddenly it started barreling forward like a freight train, wrapping up plot lines so quickly and with so little detail that it was quite a letdown. The secondary serial killer case in particular felt rushed and under-developed. I'm not sure I'll read any more if she continues the series.
I don't think I want to spend any more time with the irreparably damaged people these two have become. View all 4 comments.
Sep 25, Kathryn rated it it was ok Shelves: The Retribution is another murder mystery that was free on the Nook recently. It is very definitely not a cozy, however. It's the most recent in a series of books starring police detective Carol Jordan and expert profiler Tony Hill; in this book, a serial killer that Jordan and Hill put away years ago escapes prison and comes back to get his revenge.
For me, though, this is and shall remain the only book I've read in the series. There are two main reasons for that: The gore was pretty awful, but it actually didn't bother me that much because I don't read gory stuff very often kind of like how I find Criminal Minds fascinating for one episode, but a marathon would give me nightmares.
Up until the last few chapters, I was invested enough in Carol and Tony's relationship and their lives and friendships and history that I was considering reading the first six books in the series. But then, the ending. The ending was aggressively anticlimactic. Not the kind of anticlimactic where the author isn't skilled - the kind where the author actively hates the characters she's created and hates the readers for demanding more about them.
No, I am not happy. And with how their story ends, I also don't recommend becoming a fan. View 1 comment. Oct 01, Kim rated it liked it Shelves: I've been a fan of her work ever since and have always looked forward to reading her next book.
The fact that this is only the seventh book in the series demonstrates that McDermid doesn't churn them out, factory-fashion. In recent years she has interspersed the books in the series with stand-alone thrillers that have generally been high quality reads.
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Most of the novels in the series have also been well-written and gripping thrillers. So it was disappointing to read the latest installment and feel distinctly underwhelmed, all the more so because I expected to enjoy it very much.
In essence, this is the story of the escape from prison of serial killer, Jacko Vance, in whose capture and imprisonment forensic psychologist and profiler Tony Hill and police officer Carol Jordan were instrumental in the second novel in the series, The Wire In The Blood. Vance plans to leave England, but not before he takes vengeance on those responsible for his incarceration.
Added to the main narrative is that of another serial killer, who is killing prostitutes in particularly gruesome ways. In addition, the secondary serial killer story felt tacked on and irrelevant and the resolution of both strands of the narrative seemed rushed and unsatisfying. Overall, I felt let down by the plot.
It promised much and delivered little. What kept me reading was the characters.
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McDermid is very good at creating characters readers can care about. Her central protagonists, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, are flawed but compelling. The secondary characters are also very well drawn. McDermid has allowed her characters to grow and change throughout the series, which adds interest to the novels. As a reader I genuinely want to know where she will take them. With this series, I still care about the characters. However, my tolerance for far-fetched serial killer stories has decreased over time.
This is a 3 star read because McDermid writes good prose and creates great characters. View all 10 comments. May 31, Raven rated it it was ok.
I'm always keen to read McDermid's Tony and Carol in torment tales, and with the added hook of the reappearance of the dastardly Jacko Vance I was anticipating a good read. However, like some of the previous reviewers I felt the story reached a point of twisted brilliance in Jacko's search for revenge but petered off from there with the ending feeling completely implausible and I mean implausible.
Val was probably thinking "A-ha, they'll never see that coming" whilst rubbing her hands together i I'm always keen to read McDermid's Tony and Carol in torment tales, and with the added hook of the reappearance of the dastardly Jacko Vance I was anticipating a good read.
Val was probably thinking "A-ha, they'll never see that coming" whilst rubbing her hands together in pure silent movie villain fashion and no I didn't, because it was totally improbable! However, just to balance the bad with the good, the parallel storyline of the budding serial killer allowed a nice amount of freedom for Carol's sidekicks to shine and this plotline played out quite well whilst Tony and Carol thrashed about in the throes of their further deteriorating relationship and we all lost interest.
Disappointing but enough to while away a couple of hours.. Oct 22, Jenni rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
After reading this and thinking about it for a while, I'm still not entirely sure what I think of it. There was much to enjoy but at times I still felt like throwing the book across the room, a feeling I think would have been much worse had I not been spoiled for the end of the book.
I was also pleased to see Jacko Vance back again though I' After reading this and thinking about it for a while, I'm still not entirely sure what I think of it. I was also pleased to see Jacko Vance back again though I'm not entirely sure the book did that storyline justice, competing for space as it was with the B plot.
I didn't quite get the sense of fear that I was expecting for the characters and I think the book would have been much better if it had strictly focused on the Vance storyline. The B plot itself wasn't bad but I felt it didn't get quite enough space. Overall, I think I mainly came away disappointed and I'm glad for McDermid's reassurances that there is more to come.
Despite that, I will more than likely end up rereading this, even if it is just to get my head around what I feel about it, and I will be reading the next in the series when it comes out because I'm still in love with the characters. The Retribution is not only the latest in the series of seven books but it also reintroduces one of the serial killers from a much earlier book The Wire in the Blood — the evil and twisted Jacko Vance. Jacko Vance is clever — brillianlty clever and charming to boot.
The fact that both these stories are running in tandem with each other means that not enough time was devoted to either. The prostitute killer felt almost like an afterthought and his ultimate capture was bordering on eye-rolling. In fact, Beneeth the Bleeding two books earlier was also somewhat lacking and I wonder if Tony Hill and Carol Jordan are finally running out of steam….. Despite my overall enjoyment of the book, I was left with a feeling that the ending was rushed and that the prostitute killer had almost been forgotten and that Hill and Jordan were not acting completely in character.
As for the end…. A really good read, just not a great one. I felt a little short-changed which is disappointing as I always look forward to the latest book in the series so much.
Will I read the next? Jan 22, Sylvia Kelso rated it liked it. I like the density of the Bradfield setting, the complexity and nuancing of all the different minorities and majorities and the pretty complete lack of bias against any of them. I also like the GLBT content, and the fact that people of alternate sexuality aren't either idealised or demonised.
I like the fascinating up-dates on police technology. I also like the ongoing relationship between Hill and Jordan - a large part of what keeps me reading, of course,is the question of what will happen between them.
But this book I found for the first time somewhat disappointing. There was a lot of repetitive explanation of background and relationships.
There was an offul lot of wind-up to Jacko's actual breakout and malignancies, where nothing much happened except menacing final chapter lines. There was also, once the first attack took place, an alarming lack of foresight among the characters about what he wd.
It's the first time I've found myself out-guessing Hill and Jordan consistently, and even picking the ending well before it arrived. These are symptoms I have seen elsewhere of series that have gone on a long time, and have eventually led to my dropping said series.
Val McDermid auf der Hohe ihrer Kunst! Ein betrunkener Siebzehnjhriger rast nachts mit einem gestohlenen Auto durch Dundee. Fr seine drei Kumpels endet die Fahrt tdlich. Der Hooligan berlebt - im Koma, fr immer schwer gezeichnet.
Wie kann das sein? Zeitgleich wird Karen in einen anderen, hnlich weit zurckliegenden Fall verwickelt, in dem sie eigentlich gar nicht ermitteln drfte.
Aber ihr Sinn fr Gerechtigkeit lsst ihr keine andere Wahl In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor must deal with a cruel cyber-blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.
It's the Summer Solstice weekend, and , people have descended on a farm in the North East of England for an open-air music festival.
Reporting on the event is journalist Zoe Meadows, who files her copy from a food van run by her friends Sam and Lisa. When some of Sam's customers get sick, it looks like food poisoning, and it's exacerbated by the mud, rain and inadequate sanitary facilities. It's assumed to be a hour thing, until people get home and discover strange skin lesions, which ulcerate and turn septic. More people start getting ill - and dying. What looked like a minor bug is clearly much more serious: Zoe teams up with Sam to track the outbreak to its source; meanwhile, can a cure be found before the disease becomes a pandemic?
From a No 1 bestselling author, this original drama envisages a nightmare scenario that seems only too credible in our modern age. Stets sind es Frauen, die mitten im Leben stehen, mit ihren prononcierten Meinungen jedoch einen Shitstorm von Internet-Trollen hervorgerufen und diesen offenbar nicht verkraftet haben.
Die rtselhafte Serie von Suiziden wird fr sie zur Nagelprobe. Hochspannung garantiert: Nichts fur schwache Nerven! Offenbar wurden sie vor ihrer Ermordung grausam gefoltert und verstmmelt. Und sieht sich pltzlich einer Situation gegenber, mit der er nicht gerechnet hat: Wird er das nchste Opfer sein?
Als sie einen berhmten TV-Star verdchtigt, wird sie ausgelacht - und wenig spter entsetzlich verstmmelt aufgefunden. Fr den Polizeipsychologen Dr. Tony Hill beginnt ein persnlicher Rachefeldzug, bei dem nicht klar ist, wer Jger ist und wer Gejagter When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from twenty-two years before.
Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago.
And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems Read the first three books in Val McDermid's No.
This one's different - this one's on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive. Only one officer comes up with a theory - a theory that is ridiculed by the group For Tony Hill, the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a campaign of psychological terrorism - a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.
Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home Meanwhile, his former partner DCI Carol Jordan is working undercover in Berlin, on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help. Confronting a cruelty that has its roots in Nazi atrocities, Tony and Carol are thrown together in a world of violence and corruption, where they have no one to trust but each other.
Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. The Mermaids SingingThe bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives.
It's also made him the perfect victim. Wire in the BloodAcross the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern.
They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find The Last Temptation when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.
But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path The Torment of OthersIn a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler.
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Well another great read from Val Mcdermid in the Tony Hill series really looking forward to the next one. Serials and psychos - always satisfying!! The usual, draws you in cant put it down! As ever, Ms McDairmid grabs your attention. Tightly written, intelligent, gripping. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.
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