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Darker Domain, A

McDermid, Val

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ISBN 10: 0061688983 / ISBN 13: 9780061688980
Published by Harper, New York, 2009
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The latest thriller from one of the finest contemporary writers of the genre. An UNREAD copy of the US first edition, in as NEW condition, signed and dated (Friday Feb 13th 2009) by the author. The Latest Compelling Mystery By This Premier British Novelist, an UNREAD Copy in AS NEW Condition, SIGNED and Dated by the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 090555

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Title: Darker Domain, A

Publisher: Harper, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First US Edition, SIGNED By the Author.

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“[A Darker Domain] combines a thrilling story with heartbreaking questions of social justice and history.”
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The New York Times calls Val McDermid, “As smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there...the best we’ve got.” Time spent with her extraordinary thriller, A Darker Domain, will prove that it’s true. Set in Scotland, the milieu of Ian Rankin’s John Rebus, McDermid’s brilliant exploration of loyalty and greed intertwines the past and present. It was chosen as a New York Times Notable Crime Book of the Year and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Past and present intertwine in this rare stand-alone novel of taut psychological drama—a brilliant exploration of loyalty and greed from the bestselling mistress of suspense.

Fife, Scotland, 1985. Heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant and her baby son are kidnapped. The ransom payoff goes horribly wrong and Grant is killed. Her son disappears without a trace—until 2008, when a tourist in Tuscany stumbles upon dramatic new evidence that reopens the investigation.

Fife, 1984. At the height of the politically charged national miners' strike, Mick Prentice abandons his family to join the strikebreakers down south. Labelled a blackleg scab, he's as good as dead as far as his friends and relatives care. Twenty-three years later, a young woman walks into a police station to report Mick Prentice missing. Detective Karen Pirie, head of the Cold Case Review Team, wants to know why it's taken so long for anyone to notice.

For Pirie, already immersed in the Prentice investigation, a second foray into a 1980s investigation gone cold—this time, the Grant kidnapping—offers an opportunity to make her mark. But it's sure to come at an extremely high price. As she works to unravel these mysteries, two decades of secrets will lead Karen Pirie into a dark domain of violence and betrayal—darker than any she has yet encountered.

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