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Once a biker [text (large print)] / Peter Turnbull.

By: Turnbull, Peter, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Turnbull, Peter, Hennessey and Yellich series: 16.A Hennessey and Yellich mystery: Publisher: Sutton : Severn House Large Print, 2009Description: 299 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727878083 (hbk.); 0727878085 (hbk.).Subject(s): Hennessey, George (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Yellich, Somerled (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Gang members -- Crimes against -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books. DDC classification: Large Print Subject: When a death bed confession leads to the reopening of a murder case, it doesn't bode well when both victims were members of the same bikers' gang twenty years ago. As Detective Chief Inspector Hennessey and his team try to investigate, it seems the vow of silence is still as strong as it was all those years ago, and many ex-gang members refuse to discuss those days of dangerous initiation rites and violent dares. But, when an ex-member is suddenly found murdered, it seems that someone is determined to keep old secrets dead and buried.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The new Hennessey and Yellich mystery <br> <br> When a deathbed confession leads to the reopening of a murder case, it doesnt bode well that both victims were members of a bikers gang twenty years ago. As Detective Chief Inspector Hennessey and his team try to investigate, it seems the vow of silence is as strong as ever. And when an ex-member is found murdered, it seems that someone is determined to keep old secrets dead and buried . . .

Originally published: Sutton: Severn House, 2007.

When a death bed confession leads to the reopening of a murder case, it doesn't bode well when both victims were members of the same bikers' gang twenty years ago. As Detective Chief Inspector Hennessey and his team try to investigate, it seems the vow of silence is still as strong as it was all those years ago, and many ex-gang members refuse to discuss those days of dangerous initiation rites and violent dares. But, when an ex-member is suddenly found murdered, it seems that someone is determined to keep old secrets dead and buried.

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Booklist Review

A nurse hears a dying man, formerly a member of the infamous Dungeon Kings motorcycle gang, confess to having been involved in a murder 20 years ago; he even tells her where the body is buried. She quickly notifies the police, and the case falls to Yorkshire detectives Hennessey and Yellich. Even after Hennessey and Yellich track down former gang members, they're met with a wall of silence. Then another gang member is murdered. A creative plot, a realistic picture of police work, and one of the more appealing British copper duos in the business add up to entertaining mystery fare.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2007 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

A dying man's confession makes York detectives take a second look at a case they thought was closed, while solving a case they didn't know was open. Ex-biker Tony Wells tells hospice counselor Gillian Stoneman that he'd helped put Terry North into the ground at Foxfoot Wood. Sure enough, the sniffer dogs find a body buried there along with biker's leathers. Learning from Terry's parents that their son once rode with the Dungeon Kings, DCI Hennessey and his sergeant, Somerled Yellich (Chelsea Smile, 2007, etc.), along with young constables Thompson Ventnor and Reginald Webster, make the rounds of the remaining Kings to see who knows what. Former Dungeon Master Richard Hawson, due for parole in a matter of weeks, keeps it zipped, as do Stefan "Animal" Zielinski, his former right-hand man, accountant John Bannister and Andrew Anglis, now married to the daughter of a cabinet minister. Hennessey and Yellich's best hope is Harry "The Horse" Turner, who did time for the murder of Mandy Fryston, North's girlfriend, but swears he was framed. The chance to clear his name is a powerful incentive for Turner--but one he must weigh against the terrifying inducements the remaining Kings offer for staying mum. Turnbull's latest provides a test not only for Hennessey's investigative skills but for his ability to make room for younger members on his tight team. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.