Deadly Intent: An Anna Travis Mystery (Anna Travis Mysteries)

From award-winning author Lynda La Plante comes the latest detective story involving Anna Travis, who must juggle old and new love affairs while tracking down one of the world’s deadliest drug dealers.

Ruthless drug trafficker Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western hemisphere. But for ten years, there’s been no sign of him. Is he dead, or just trying to appear that way? When an ex-colleague from the murder squad is found shot in a dank drug den, Anna Travis is pulled into the case. She’s grateful for the distraction after her breakup with DCI Langton, and soon finds herself involved with someone new.

But as the bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, Travis and Langton must put aside their personal history and work together to track down one of the shrewdest criminals they’ve ever encountered.

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By Ilze (South Africa) · ★★★☆☆ · November 04, 2008
I’ve followed DI Anna Travis’ career since she met her boss/lover, Langton. Things have changed a lot for the two of them – and it’s the investigation that keeps you reading! La Plante has an amazing skill to keep the reader turning the pages, even once you’ve reached the point where you think yo... ...more
By Karen (The Pyrenees Ranges, Victoria, Australia) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 13, 2009
DEADLY INTENT is the fourth book in the Anna Travis series, made up of ABOVE SUSPICION, THE RED DAHLIA and CLEAN CUT. It's been a series which I've really enjoyed... up until this book, which I have to say disappointed.

Anna is a dogged sort of a detective character, who has had a complicated pers... ...more
By Ed (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 22, 2009
If you enjoyed Lynda LaPlante's earlier books, either in this series or in the Prime Suspect series, you have another 470 pages to chomp through. Anna Travis, super cop in the murder room or on the street, person with relationship and money problems while at home, once again is in the middle of a... ...more
By Jann (Bel Air, MD) · ★★★★☆ · January 23, 2012
This is the fourth book in the Anna Travis series. Anna now has experience in the field as a member of various iterations of Murder Squads and has learned much from her former lover/boss, James Langton.

We are privy to the identity, of sorts, of the villain within the first few pages, but the poli... ...more
By jo (Miami, FL) · ★★★★☆ · June 25, 2009
a really good, intelligent, complex, and riveting police procedural by the creator of helen mirren's inspector tennison series and one of the most revered english mystery writers. the plot follows the police work of DI anna travis, who's much nicer than tennison but also someone who's serious and... ...more
By Dalys (Sydney, 02, Australia) · ★★★★☆ · May 01, 2012
I enjoyed main story line, although at times I got a bit confused with how a victim tied in to the story when they hadn't been spoken about for some time. I was excited when Langton was brought back into the story but I disliked the way he treated Anna, as if she was an insolent child. Langton's... ...more
By Katherine · ★★☆☆☆ · October 20, 2009
I realized as I read this book that I don't like procedurals that aren't mysteries. As in the Prime Suspect series (which I only watched, didn't read) the culprit is revealed very early in the story, and the majority of the work is spent detailing the policework necessary to catch him. I'd rather... ...more
By Sarah (The United Kingdom) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 13, 2015
I was left disappointed by this one. Back & forwards between varying characters who you never knew much about other than them being found dead. Hard to keep track of who was who & what happened & I don't normally struggle with this. Glad to see other reviewers say the same & not j... ...more
By Allison6876 (Minneapolis, MN) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 29, 2014
Anna gets more unlikable with every book. I don't know if. I can make myself read any more of this series. ...more
By Sian (Weston Rhyn, Shropshire, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · September 22, 2012
At the beginning of Lynda La Plante's Deadly Intent this book was a four. As the case continued, it stuck to a four, but by the end I was so fed up with the case and frustrated with the characters that I went down a star.
The case starts with ex-policeman Frank Brandon being shot in a squat. The w... ...more