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Phantom Instinct - Meg Gardiner

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Published: 25th June 2014
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In Edgar Award-winning author Meg Gardiner's new stand-alone thriller, an injured cop and an ex-thief hunt down a killer no one else believes exists.

When shots ring out in a crowded L.A. club, bartender Harper Flynn watches helplessly as her boyfriend, Drew, is gunned down in the cross fire. Then somebody throws a Molotov cocktail, and the club is quickly engulfed in flames. L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison sees a gunman in a hoodie and gas mask taking aim at Harper, but before he can help her a wall collapses, bringing the building down and badly injuring him.

A year later, Harper is trying to rebuild her life. She has quit her job and gone back to college. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shoot-out has been closed. The two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed.

Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of Aiden Garrison, the only person willing to listen. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered has cut his career short and left him with Fregoli syndrome, a rare type of face blindness that causes the delusion that random people are actually a single person changing disguises. As Harper and Aiden delve into the case, Harper realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence—and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.

About the Author

Meg Gardiner (born May 15, 1957, in Oklahoma) is an Edgar Award-winning American crime writer, who currently lives in the United Kingdom. Her best-known books are the Evan Delaney novels. In June 2008, she published the first novel in a new series, featuring forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett. The second Jo Beckett novel, The Memory Collector, was published in June 2009, the third, The Liar's Lullaby, in June 2010, and the most recent Beckett book, The Nightmare Thief, was published in June 2011. Her tenth novel, the stand-alone Ransom River, was published in June 2012.

ISBN: 9781405918817
ISBN-10: 1405918810
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 25th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 23.5