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9780575093850

15 Miles

by Unknown
  • ISBN13:

    9780575093850

  • ISBN10:

    0575093854

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: Gollancz
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Summary

Samuel 'Sailor' Doyle has transferred from Vice to Homicide in the Virginia State Police. He has a mistress, an alcohol problem, a prescription drug dependency, and a burgeoning self-loathing that alienates his wife and family. On Friday 3 July, the rookie investigator is assigned to a double homicide on a rural farm some 15 miles outside Richmond. One of the victims has been interred in a makeshift tomb, while the other is stuck half-in, half-out of a hope chest overflowing with cat litter. And the farm is covered with dead bodies: dozens of cats, sheep, goats, cows, and one dead horse. The mentally handicapped daughter of the victims, Carl and Claire Bruckner, is missing. Doyle soon discovers that Bruckner was a Marine captain who lost his leg in Vietnam thanks to the incompetence of his commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Lake - now retired General Robert Lake, and Republican Party presidential hopeful, who will be speaking in Richmond on July fourth - the following evening. What Doyle fails to realise as he follows the various clues is that wherever he goes, he is spreading disease - and not just any disease, but Yersinia pestis. The plague.Is the dead Marine planning revenge, even from beyond the grave?

Author Biography

Rob Scott studied classical guitar, then moved from a musical career to education. Along with Jay Gordon, he is the author of the Eldarn trilogy: The Hickory Staff, Lessek's Key, and The Larion Senators. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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