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Goldsboro Books

9780575093850

15 Miles

15 Miles

by Rob Scott

Publisher Gollancz

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About the book

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?

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About the Author

Rob Scott

Robert Scott is a mediocre guitarist, cyclist, chef, and cross country runner. He's never written for "The New Yorker" or "National Geographic" and doesn't stand a chance of being called up to play third base for the Boston Red Sox. His "Eldarn Sequence" and "Sailor Doyle" novels are available from Gollancz, and he can eat his own weight in several deep-fried foods. Scott teaches Edgar Poe stories to uninterested high school students and writes poetry that improves proportionately with the number of drinks you’ve consumed.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Very good first edition. Some yellowing to edges. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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