Blackburn on a Friday night at the beginning of summer is always a policing headache. But for the officers of Blackburn police station it's about to become a nightmare. When three police cars explode in quick succession in the station car park, it seems as if a threatened terrorist campaign is underway. But as Blackburn's finest get ready to do battle with the IRA, the real action is going down elsewhere - a building society heist that is about to go badly wrong, and which will have devastating consequences for the whole force.
Nick Oldham was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1956. He has been a police officer since the age of nineteen, spending the majority of his service in operational roles. He is married and lives with his wife and son on the outskirts of Preston.
'A trenchant insider crime novel. Oldham's authority allows him to create a particularly gritty and precise locale for this novel' The Times
'A high-speed action thriller with several sub-plots woven together well' Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Praise for Nick Oldham's previous novels:
'For sheer grab-you-by-the-throat readability, A Time for Justice takes some beating. Policeman Nick Oldham's high-speed thriller is the genuine article - a tale from the cutting edge of law enforcement that is utterly authentic. I think this new author is a real find!' Mystery and Thriller Guild
'Sergeant Oldham has put his experience to good use to turn thriller-writer...he looks set to have a bright future as a best-selling author' West Lancashire Evening Gazette
'Chilling authenticity...a gripping tale' Manchester Evening News
'Nick Oldham makes a superb start to his career as a novelist...A Time for Justice is a good yarn and well worth a read' Sunderland Echo
'A rattling good crime saga' Bolton Evening News
'Every detail in this gripping, fast-paced story of police corruption and gang warfare has the ring of truth' Bradford Telegraph and Argus