The Sportsman Pub

The Sportsman Pub, Hull

The place in which Pharaoh is subtly intimidated by Assistant Chief Constable Mallett when she begins to have suspicions about corruption within the force.


“The bar does well out of the prison’s guards, who stop in for a drink after their shifts and drain a few jars with people who, a few hours before, they were responsible for locking up.”TAKING PITY

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Taking Pity:  A DS McAvoy novel by David Mark


They have taken DS Aector McAvoy’s family.

They have taken DCI Colin Ray’s foundation.

They have taken DS Trish Pharaoh’s fight.

Now the ruthless criminal network that has tightened its stranglehold on Hull intends to take everything that remains from those who dare to stand in its way.

Taking Pity is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches. It is the story of three officers who can take no more, and a merciless nemesis that takes no chances, no prisoners and no pity.

‘Excellent . . . Mark weaves a complicated web of deception, betrayal, and violence as the action builds to a stunning conclusion.’