Author: Edward Burley
Genre: Crime Thriller
Format: 300 pages, Paperback
Published: September 2022 by RiverRun, an imprint of Foreshore Publishing, London
A troubled university lecturer raging against the establishment and the plight of his students wages a war of terror on the city where he lives and works.
Joseph Darby has been a sociology of culture lecturer for twenty years. And never has he felt so enraged and disillusioned by the self-inflicted behaviours of the students he is trying to teach. On his desk, among the completed essays with red pen comments and a circled grade, is his own work. A manifesto with the title: **The Wasted Youth**
In the city’s biggest cinema a terrible crime has been committed. A bomb has exploded in screen room four. Among the dead are students from the university. Cue the arrival of DCI Colin Mills and DI Kate Dee. Experienced detectives assigned to the bomb squad. As they begin to untangle the horror of the cinema bombing, two other devices are detonated at other venues populated by students.
As the university city is gripped by terror, they face a race against time to connect the crimes, understand the motive, and catch the bomber before more innocent people are killed.
About the Author: Edward Burley has always been fascinated by human behaviour. What makes people do what they do? He could think of no better place to explore this question than in the world of crime fiction. Edward lives in the West Country with his wife, two children and healthy guitar collection.