The Pallbearers

The Pallbearers

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Baker & Taylor
After Walter "Pop" Dix, the director of the orphanage where Shane Scully grew up, dies of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound, Shane and five other former orphanage residents are named as pallbearers, but the six of them don't think it was suicide.

McMillan Palgrave
From the perennial New York Times bestseller comes a powerful new novel in which Detective Shane Scully, who grew up as an orphan, must revisit his painful childhood to find out who murdered the kind and charismatic man who became a father to him

Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Scully was reared in an orphanage, Huntington House. The only positive thing in his young life was the attention of the Home’s director, Walter “Pop” Dix. Pop, an avid surfer, would take a small group of kids for early morning surfing. He was the father none of them had ever had.

That was thirty years ago. Now, Shane is forced to revisit these memories when Pop is found dead, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast. He leaves a message asking six specific people, all of whom attended Huntington House, to be his pallbearers, and Shane is one of the chosen. He and his fellow pallbearers don’t believe it was a suicide. That leaves murder. But why, and by whom?

Together, the pallbearers embark on a dangerous odyssey in pursuit of justice for Pop, and for retribution against those responsible for his death. Their journey takes them up against an unforeseen adversary whose power and influence far exceed anything they could have imagined.



Baker
& Taylor

After Walter "Pop" Dix, the director of the orphanage where Shane Scully grew up, dies of an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound, Shane and five other former orphanage residents are named as the pallbearers in a message Pop leaves behind, but the six of them don't think it was suicide and embark on a dangerous odyssey in pursuit of justice.
Shane is forced to revisit these memories when Walter "Pop" Dix--the only father he had ever had-- is found dead, the victim of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast. Shane and his fellow pallbearers don't believe it was a suicide and embark on a dangerous odyssey in pursuit of justice for Pop, and for retribution against those responsible for his death.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312557294
0312557299
Branch Call Number: Fiction Can
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 25 cm

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Jul 02, 2014

the book could have been half as long-lots of repetition

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loudem
Apr 25, 2014

This is not his best book. The plot is thin and kinda moralistic. It's sort of writing by numbers. Very diappointing .

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MonicaKT
Dec 18, 2010

Excellent Read!

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