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Publisher's Summary

A secret kept for a thousand years....

After the dramatic theft of a priceless artefact from Durham Cathedral, the rest of the world believes that DCI Ryan and his team were able to recover and return St Cuthbert's cross to its rightful home. But Ryan knows the cross he recovered was a fake - far from being over, their problems are only just beginning.... 

Just as Ryan and his team begin to unravel the truth behind the spate of mysterious thefts, something even more priceless is stolen - something that can never be replaced. 

As the nationwide manhunt continues without success, Ryan is thrust into despair-until he realises the answer lies not in modern policing, but in an age-old secret known only to a chosen few. To recover what's been lost, he must first crack 'Cuthbert's Code', following the trail of a long-dead saint across the wild, unpredictable hills and valleys of the borderlands. 

Can Ryan find what he's looking for, before it's too late? 

He's going to need a miracle.... 

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

©2020 LJ Ross (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Rubbish

Does lj Ross know how a simple tyre works. Please, try to make your stories believable to some degree.

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  • 03-03-2021

Short!


Ryan is a bore. I have listened to all the rest of the books in the series and I like the narrator - so I will probably listen to the next one too.

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  • barbara
  • 13-02-2021

Cuthbert's Way

The more I listen/read the more I love DCI Ryan & his Family and Team. The history that goes with the books and the emotions are very good, while the murders are always exciting. This would make a really good TV crime series . I cannot wait for the next book to come out. The characters and narration are perfect.

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  • 11-02-2021

Love Jonathan Keeble's voice

These books (about Maxwell Ryan) are very in-depth, they have a little bit of romance a little bit of humor. there was a point I started to cry in this story. They're very enjoyable. especially when You have audible and can listen to the book, it's like seeing a movie in your head.

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  • 19-01-2021

Disappointing!

The last two books in this series get progressively worse... the plot... the repetitiveness.... the characters...such a shame!

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  • kimmie
  • 17-01-2021

Another Great Book

The Author has done it again, a brilliant storyline. As each new book is released, Louise (the Author) just gets better.
Loved the way we got to know Ryan's parents especially his father, realising how kind GrandDad was, showing off his softer side.

If you like Ryan, Phillips, Mac, your definitely going to LOVE this book.

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  • Red Kitty
  • 19-01-2021

Fantastic

Another great DCIRyan book. Narration perfect from Jonathan Keeble, who is in my opinion THE only voice for the Ryan novels. This story was fast paced with a number of tense moments and very well written. Although it picks up the story from the previous Ryan book you don’t have to have read it to follow along.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2021

amazing beyond description 👏

Thank you LJ Ross for this wonderful engaging book! couldn't put it down! finished all in almost one setting...

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  • Susan
  • 04-02-2021

absolutely brilliant

This is the best one so far, could not put it down. went on extra long walks so I could listen to it I peace and quiet. extreme heart rendering at times. Brilliant.

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  • 19-01-2021

excellent

Cuthberts Way was brilliant as usual. i read the book while desperately awaiting audio version and then listened to jonathan. Keebles fantastic narration ..i think he is amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2021

The year has started well !!

loved it excellent story line when is the next one coming out please L J Ross?

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  • Tanya
  • 04-02-2021

Brilliant as always!

The characters come through. Heart racing.
Fatherhood makes a difference to Ryan, for the better, if that were possible.

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  • Alexandra
  • 26-01-2021

Some repetition but back to strong storyline

Having listened to the whole series, I can say I love the characters, setting and plots, but I do wish that each book didn’t contain such huge amounts of referrals back to previous books. Fair enough to allude to Mac’s injury - but no need to write about it in such detail - it would be better to let people discover the story in the books. It’s not necessary for each book to standalone completely, and actually it detracts from the characters, far better to encourage listeners to journey through the series by leaving them wanting to go back and find the relevant book. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be purchasing the next one! I like the characters !

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  • Grandma4919
  • 05-03-2021

So so good.

I have loved all the DCI Ryan stories,. They keep me wanting to get the end but sorry when I do, as we then have to wait for the next book.
The narrator is excellent, please never change him.
I had to buy the last paperback book as it didn’t appear in audible. I do realise it takes time to get the audible version ready but it took too long. I did get it in audible as well as the paperback.
There was comments about the length of some stories, The Shrine was short but it made up for it in this book.
Please don’t let us wait too long for the next book.

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