The Kings of London

By William Shaw (Audiobook, 2015)
In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corruptible.

London, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his inbox and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising politician and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. Breen begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire.

William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, The Kings of London reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478983217

    • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Mulholland Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corruptible.

London, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his inbox and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising politician and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. Breen begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire.

William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, The Kings of London reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.

William Shaw is an award-winning pop-culture journalist, who has has written regularly for The Observer (London), Independent, and Telegraph as well as the New York Times, Wired and Details. He lives in Sussex, England.
  • Praise for She's Leaving Home:

  • "A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties....The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again." (C.J. Sansom, bestselling author of the Matthew Shardlake Series and Winter in Madrid).

  • "A promising debut....Pop culture journalist Shaw plays to his strength." (Publisher's Weekly).

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The Kings of London
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 510
  • ISBN-13: 9781478983217
  • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015
The Kings of London