Dead and Buried

Dead and Buried

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Murder is rarely cut and dried, motive and means, cause and effect. Usually it follows its own twisted logic?Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has a failed marriage on his hands, a death on his conscience, and little time to deal with either. He’s facing the biggest challenge of his career?within the secret corridors where dark power is wielded. So he goes to the very top?the Prime Minister?lest he himself becomes collateral damage. Back in Edinburgh, Skinner’s daughter is being harassed by a stalker. Can he protect her? A bookmaker has taken one gamble too many and paid his debt in a gruesome fashion. Is it an underworld vendetta, or something more sinister? And a casual call sets Skinner on a personal mission that quickly points to a bigamist at work. Or is it worse? Four crimes, four crises?can Skinner and his people solve them? Indeed, can they survive them?


Publisher: London : Headline, 2006
ISBN: 9780755304097
0755304098
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 24 cm

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Nov 16, 2016

Book 16 in the Bob Skinner series

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Nov 10, 2008

Apparently when the upper-reaches of government can't solve a crime, they call on Bob Skinner. Varying sub-plots, including one in which Bob's daughter is being stalked, surround the main plot in which Bob is following up on his uncovering of a conservative plot to overthrow the British gov't and restore the monarchy by agreeing to help the gov't determine whether anyone else was involved. Of course there was and Bob travels all the way to Deleware to solve the crime. Bob Skinner is the Jack Ryan of Scotland. He's like H in CSI Miami, but with more intelligent lines. This is the first of two books I read in the series and have no intention of continuing, but if you crave police procedurals set in Britain and like your heroes with a dash of Godliness, I highly recommend it.

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