Execution Dock

Execution Dock

Large Print - 2009
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Thames River Police Superintendent Inspector William Monk and his team are pursuing Jericho Phillips, a child pornographer, and when the body of a thirteen-year-old boy washes ashore and is revealed to be one of Phillips' victims, the need to find him gains new urgency.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410414038
1410414035
Characteristics: 553 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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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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