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Hard Aground - A Lewis Cole Mystery

Hard Aground - A Lewis Cole Mystery

With echoes of Rear Window, award-winning Brendan DuBois' new thriller finds defense analyst Lewis Cole trapped and under siege in his beachfront home.

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ISBN 9781681776521
Barcode 9781681776521
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781643132594
Published 24 April 2018 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DuBois, Brendan
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ISBN-13 9781681776521
ISBN-10 1681776529
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Pegasus Books
Publication Date 24 April 2018
International Publication Date 3 April 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DuBois, Brendan
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 370g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Murder - Investigation, New Hampshire, Drug dealers, Historic buildings, Heroin industry
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 791022

Description of this Book

In this, his eleventh outing, Lewis Cole-former Department of Defense research analyst-is hard aground at his beachfront home, recovering from major surgery, when threats and danger come right to his front door. Alone at night, he's convinced he's hearing someone breaking and entering into his historical home, and during the day, he's being harassed by genealogy researchers, and then, a local gang involved in the highly lucrative and dangerous heroin business brutally make their appearance known. The unexplained murder of an older woman (who was an antiques dealer and a local historian) then kicks off a long, bloody trail of old history and feuds, bringing Lewis and his historical home right into the center of the violent opioid epidemic, where no one is safe-and no one will be spared.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review DuBois's tenth series outing is another riveting read, filled with wit and intrigue. -- Library Journal [Praise for the Lewis Cole Mystery Series] Lewis Cole at his best. DuBois displays his expertise at balancing action and introspection, providing plenty of tense confrontations, clever reversals and surprising reveals, as well as many more compelling scenes. -- Portland Press Herald [Praise for the Lewis Cole Mystery Series] A well-plotted, tripwire of a novel that makes you recall the fictional detectives that have come before but in its own very energetic prose. -- Criminal Element [Praise for the Lewis Cole Mystery Series] Lewis Cole uncovers closely guarded secrets and makes clever use of some unwitting allies, but he still has to struggle against some surprising twists, as DuBois spins an elaborate web of deceptions to test his amateur sleuth in this entertaining tale. -- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [Praise for the Lewis Cole Mystery Series]

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Author's Bio

Brendan DuBois is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 120 short stories. His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and have also earned him three Edgar Award nominations. He is the author of the Lewis Cole mystery series. including Fatal Harbor, Blood Foam, and Storm Cell, which are all available from Pegasus Books. Brendan lives in New Hampshire. Visit his website at www.BrendanDuBois.com.

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