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The unputdownable new chiller from Australia's greatest storyteller. Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting follow-up to ON, OFF. Once again bestselling author Colleen McCullough proves she is a master of suspense 1967. the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War persists. On a beautiful spring day in Holloman, Connecticut, twelve murders have taken place in one day, and chief of detectives Captain Carmine Delmonico is drawn into a gruesome web of secrets and lies. Delmonico embarks on what looks like an unsolvable mystery with the support of his detective sergeants Abe Goldberg and Corey Marshall, and new team member Delia Carstairs. All the murders are different and seem unconnected. Are they dealing with one killer, or many? How is the murder of Dee-Dee Hall, a local prostitute, related to the deaths of a mother and her disabled child? How is Chubb University student Evan Pugh connected to Desmond Skeps, head of armaments company Cornucopia? And as if twelve murders were not enough, Carmine soon finds himself pitted against the mysterious Ulysses, a spy giving Cornucopia's secrets to the Russians. As the overtaxed police force contends with small-town politics, academic rivalry and corporate greed, the death toll mounts, and Carmine and his team discover that the answers are not what they seem - but then, are they ever? 'keeps readers off guard ... thoroughly entertaining' Booklist 'fast-moving crime that combines intricate puzzles with the grittiness of hard-boiled fiction' the Age
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia