It's April 2028. Youth gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh, forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice. Experts from the utopian university-state of New Oxford recommend a maximum security prison alongside the central tourist zone, but at the prison opening ceremony an Edinburgh guardian is shot. Quint gathers evidence linking New Oxford to the assassination. Sent there to close the case, he finds a ruthless administration beneath the glossy hi-tech veneer, and a conspiracy which leads from New Oxford's mysterious heart to his home city.
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It’s the 2020s. Welcome to independent Edinburgh: an oppressive, almost crime–free, dystopian oasis—run by the Council of City Guardians and surrounded by anarchic city–states. Quintilian Dalrymple—renegade private investigator—is at the center of this ingenious futuristic crime series from Paul Johnston, winner of Britain’s prestigious John Creasey Memorial Dagger.About the Author:
Paul Johnston has written four previous highly-acclaimed crime novels, the first of which, BODY POLITIC, won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger. He divides his time between a small Greek island and Scotland where he was born and grew up.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340766131