By Barry Maitland
Cited as one of many best ten crime novels of 2006 (Kirkus Reviews), No Trace is the best novel but via certainly one of most sensible crime novelists of our time.
In a London local identified for its artists and bohemian kind, six yr previous Tracey Rudd is kidnapped from her domestic with none caution, or signal of violence. She is the 3rd baby abucted below comparable conditions in contemporary weeks. yet this situation is diversified. She is the daughter of infamous modern artist Gabriel Rudd, most sensible recognized for the gruesome "Dead Puppies," a piece headquartered round his wife's suicide 5 years previous. whereas Rudd exploits Tracey's abduction as an proposal for a massive new paintings in his upcoming show, D.C.I. David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla hunt for the lacking ladies' kidnapper, who's suspiciously attached to the eccentric neighborhood of artists, buyers, and creditors within the neighborhood.