Energetic, thoughtful first in a new series . . . Fans of intelligent thrillers will eagerly await the next installment. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Alyshia DCruz, daughter of Indian tycoon Frank DCruz, has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. After a boozy evening out, she gets in the wrong cab home.
Enter Charles Boxer. Ex-army, ex-police, he has found his niche in private security. His specialty: kidnap and recovery. When DCruz hires Boxer to find Alyshia, Boxer knows Franks crooked business empire has made him plenty of enemies. Despite the vast DCruz fortune, the kidnappers dont want cash, instead favoring a cruel and lethal game. But the British government doesnt want its big new investor to lose his daughter in the heart of the capital. The MI6 office in India follows Boxers lead, and soon it seems more lives than Alyshias are at stake as the trail crosses paths with a terrorist plot on British soil.
To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters, and Londons homegrown crime lords. Capital Punishment is a thrilling journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.