Ten Steps to the Gallows Author:John Wainwright This is the story of a policeman, a Detective Sergeant, who commits murder. — Sergeant Fraser is a weak man but he is also a trained policeman from a family of policemen. His father-in-law and brother-in-law are policemen. He has been brought up and trained to the tremendous high standards of the British Police Service. But Fraser finds himsel... more »f in a predicament that becomes too much for him.
There are ten steps to take Fraser from his murder to the gallows. In the course of that fatal decline, he plunges deep into violence; and veers ever more desperately to escape his pursuers -- a police force angry and sickened with the renegade who has stained their uniform and their good name.
The narrative is fast and exciting. The whole kaleidoscope of police activity is authentic in this second novel by a writer who is a serving police officer and the successful author of Death in a Sleeping City.« less