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15 Miles (Sailor Doyle 1) - Rob Scott

15 Miles (Sailor Doyle 1) - Rob Scott
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Title: 15 Miles

Author:  Rob Scott

ISBN:  9780575093850

Weight:  990g

Lined, dated, located and signed first edition, first printing

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15 Miles (Sailor Doyle 1) by Rob Scott

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?

Peer & Press Reviews

An ingenious mix of American Gothic horror story and forensic investigation, with plot undertones of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction or at least the fear of them, which rattles along at a great pace.  Rob Scott proves himself a master of the macabre.

Crime Squad

Mixes hard-hitting police procedural with creepy psychological horror… a compulsively page-turning debut.

The Guardian

Equal parts Stephen King and Scott Sigler…  Scott’s lightness of touch and unfussy prose deliver unto us a likeable hero, one who it’s a dark joy to spend time with…

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Title: 15 Miles
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Sailor Doyle – book 1
Overall condition: Very fine / Very fine
Signed: On the title page
Lined: Welcome to St James County, Virginia…
Dated: September, 2010
Located: Haymarket, VA
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Gollancz
Publication date:
ISBN 13: 9780575093850
ISBN 10: 0575093854
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 356
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Jacket images: Getty Images

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