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The Cotton Harvest

Author(s): A K Nawaz

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern



Manchester: England’s Second City.

A migrant worker who disappears without trace… A human trafficker who boils his victims alive… A century-old blood sport returns to the streets…

Disillusioned police recruit Khorum Choudry is already thinking of quitting when he’s ordered to look for a missing Czech girl.

When a mutilated body is found, the junior officer is temporarily promoted to Greater Manchester Police’s elite Major Incident Team

A brutal sex trafficker is the prime suspect. But Khorum isn’t so sure that a strangely, secretive group aren’t too blame.

His unofficial investigation exposes a brutal secret in the housing estates of Manchester, a corrupt property deal which could change the city forever, and the shocking truth about the missing woman he is trying to find…

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Fabulously evocative of setting, Manchester, Britain’s second city. A bit of a historical twist too, all in all a pretty good read – Kafslabib –

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