Who said retirement was easy?
After 25 years of dedicated service, one ill-fated meeting over an unsolved missing person’s case sees London police officer JACK GRIFFIN forced into resignation, effective immediately.
Now, with more free time than he had planned, Jack takes on the role of lead investigator as a newly-assigned Met Police Cold Case Team puts him in their crosshairs.
The case? Patricia Lucas disappeared from Notting Hill five years ago and Griffin was the first officer on scene. Fifteen minutes into interviewing the family, he was pushed out the door by the same man who just witnessed Griffin’s retirement papers. And Patricia was never found.
Launching out on his own, Jack follows a lead to the sleepy castle town of Arundel in the south of England. There, he is called to test his investigative skills in a way that he never did as a career beat cop.
Out of his element, Jack must learn how to become an investigator as the Cold Case Team ramps up their attention on him.
Each clue draws Jack deeper into a mystery with all signs pointing back to the one person he has no desire to ever see again: his old Chief Superintendent, the man who squeezed him out of the force.
Trapped between corruption, gangsters, and the unexpected arrival of Patricia’s sister hell bent on revenge, Jack might be in over his head. He must use all of his experience and skills before the lead suspect skips town and the case is buried forever.
Death Outside the Oath is the first in the thrilling Jack Griffin series by retired officer Phil Eastwood.