Book: 40 Days 40 Nights (Sgt Major Crane Novels) by Wendy Cartmellcategories: Book, Military, Mystery, Detective, Police Procedural, Thriller, Crime Fiction, British Army, Crime Thriller
Wendy Cartmellabout this book: Sergeant Major Crane, an Investigator with the Army Special Investigations Branch, is in a personal wilderness. He has been ordered to oversee security on Aldershot Garrison, whilst Team GB and then their fellow Paralympians prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games. The assignment is set to run over 40 Days and 40 Nights. Crane is not happy with his babysitting job, feeling Staff Sergeant Jones of the Military Police is quite capable. His wife Tina does her best to cope with his moods, but being heavily pregnant, she has her own problems and also wants Crane to leave the Army and take a 'normal' job.
A soldier dies in the Garrison Sport Centre. Crane suspects murder but his Officer Commanding Captain Edwards insists it was an accident. However, a second death in the Military Cemetery cannot be as easily explained away.
Aldershot is besieged by elderly Gurkhas, Crane's pregnant wife has health problems and the Intelligence Corp keep sticking their oar in. Will Crane be able to keep the athletes safe or will the terrorists win?
The narrative runs over 40 Days and 40 Nights, building tension each day until the climax of the novel. The story is told through the eyes of Sgt Major Crane, the elderly Ghurka Padam Gurung and the terrorist.
• "Crane is one of the more interesting new genre protagonists I've encountered in quite a while and he's just one of a cast of well-realised characters in this gripping and memorable novel." Chris Algernon Indie Book Spot
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