Suicide seems the obvious cause of a local man’s death, but Detective Constable Geoff Deakin is not so sure. He locks horns over the issue with his boss, career obsessed Detective Inspector Robin Preston and soon finds himself battling to hold onto his detective’s badge.
Puzzling links are uncovered to an age old secret and to a missing girl. Deakin is taken out of the game before he uncovers a fraction of the dreadful facts.
Deakin’s friend and former boss, DI Doug Taylor, in his usual impetuous form, bulldozes straight in, eager to unravel a growing mystery and an awful tragedy. His hot-headed actions soon land him in very deep water. A planned romantic winter break with girlfriend WDC Kim Harding is turned into an illegal search for answers.
The truth lies much deeper than anyone could have imagined and is far more sickening than the worst nightmare could ever conjure.
Humorous episodes take place when power crazed senior officers put their ego in front of common sense and good police work.
Rookie police constable, Sid Beddows just wants to be a copper, but his efforts to solve a minor crime upset the apple cart of the top brass completely. When his secret skills are discovered he gets to become a major player in crimes of international importance.
Horrendous characters sneak from the woodwork as the story unfolds and get to play their part in a twisted tale of greed, ego, violence, sex and murder.
Set mostly in 1987, the story for Field of Lies draws inspiration from some real places and from some real events.
The cover for Field of Lies, with artwork by accomplished North Staffs artist Mark O'Leary.
A derelict farm on the outskirts of the Staffordshire market town of Little Stoneleigh sets the scene in the opening chapters.
Field of Lies is the sequel to John Pye's riveting first Kindle novel 'Cathedral of Lies' and is available now at £1.99 The story touches on some real events which happened in the Staffordshire area and draw upon the author's experience as a former detective. The characters who play their part come from John's imagination, but are tempered with his memories of past encounters of both police officers and crooks. Parts of the story mirror real police procedure and individual behaviour of the day.