Execution Dock

Execution Dock

A William Monk Mystery

Book - 2009
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Commander William Monk of the River Police wants to get justice for a thirteen-year-old sex slave found murdered on the docks along the River Thames
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345469335
034546933X
Branch Call Number: MYS Perr
Characteristics: 306 p.

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DorisWaggoner
Jan 19, 2018

Monk inherits several cold cases from his predecessor, Durban. Worst is that of sleazy Phillips, the worst of the sex merchants. He kidnaps young street boys forcing them to perform sex acts before and with powerful, rich men at high prices. He takes photos, for sale at high prices. His normal looking boat is a brothel inside, moving up and down the Thames to avoid the police. Monk brings him to trial for the murder of one of these boys, and is shocked to find his friend Rathbone defending Phillips. Monk, Hester, and the police were so sure of their evidence that they are stunned at Rathbone's personal attack and Phillips's acquittal. The friendship between Monk, Hester, and Rathbone suffers; worse, they know Phillips is guilty. The pace picks up as public opinion is against the River Police and they need to find another way to bring him to justice. A stunning ending.

B2K2rEaD Jul 14, 2013

Very Exciting anf fast paced, but with just a little bit of a "clean up"ending

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dougsl
Jun 25, 2010

A little darker tham most Perry novels but I did enjoy it. Good characterizations, suspense, action, a well written story.

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tigerjan
Dec 13, 2011

Jericho Phillips charged with murdering a young street boy. Defended by Oliver Rathbone and gets off, although he is likely guilty. Hester & Monk dig further to try to convict him of other crimes.

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