Someone wants you dead. You don’t know who. Or why.


John Ray is called to the scene of a violent murder. The victim is an old associate of his father, local crime boss Tony Ray. There’s no obvious motive for the crime, but everybody agrees on one thing: don’t tell the police.


John, the charismatic, Cambridge-educated white sheep of the Ray family, has always refused to be part of his father’s business. But he’s also a bit of a maverick, with a foot in both worlds, and he’s not quite as white as he would like: exactly the kind of person you’d want to investigate an underworld murder.


The fast-paced search for the killer takes John Ray back to events twenty years ago, and to another, even more heinous crime. It’s a gripping ride, but also a painful one for him personally, and he doesn't really know what he’s looking for. Until it’s too late. Plus, he’s not the only one looking...


Set in the city of Leeds, FATHER AND SON is the second crime thriller in the John Ray / LS9 series.


Father and Son is an edgy, fast-paced, breathless thriller... I Prefer Reading


John Barlow is fast becoming one of my favourite authors... A.C. Flory