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If Luther was set in Bradford...
The government is firm, it does not negotiate with terrorists. But Detective Harry Virdee's wife has been taken hostage. He can see only one way out.
'One of the most multi-layered policemen to have appeared in recent years' Mail on Sunday
IMMINENT SECURITY ALERT, LEAVE CITY PARK IMMEDIATELY.
DCI Harry Virdee has just enough time to get his son and his mother to safety before the bomb blows. But this is merely a stunt; there is worse to come.
A new and aggressive nationalist group, the Patriots, have hidden a second device under one of the city's mosques. In exchange for the safe release of those at Friday prayers, the Patriots want custody of the leaders of radical Islamist group Almukhtareen - the chosen ones.
The government does not negotiate with terrorists. Even when thousands of lives are at risk.
But Harry's wife is in one of those mosques. Left with no choice, Harry must find the Almukhtareen, to offer the Patriots his own deal. Because sometimes the only way to save lives, is to take them.
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