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Scots amateur sleuth Keith Calder joins up with Simon Parlitter to investigate the theft of Simon's dog during a hunt, a theft that takes them across the Atlantic and that ultimately leads to murder
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Hammond's strained new Keith Calder mystery involves the bookish and refined English mystery writer, Simon Parbitter (seen before in Adverse Report ) in another intrigue. Calder and a group of associates have developed a new shotgun cartridge certain to replace lead and make them all rich. When sample cartridges are stolen by a ruthless industrial spy and taken to Texas, the irascible Calder, who is afraid of flying, enlists Parbitter to make a trip to the Lone Star State. Once there Parbitter meets a group of aging good-ol'-boys, who help him track the spy and find the valuable samples. Hammond's narrative is dialogue-heavy--most of the dramatic events take place offstage and are relayed secondhand--and even the obligatory summing up is talked out. Less telling, more showing would have made a better story.
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