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Shooting Star By Peter Temple

Shooting Star

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Anne Carson, fifteen, beautiful, and wayward is abducted. Her rich family has closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator. They want him to deliver the ransom money to the kidnappers. Frank wants them to call in the law, but the family refuses.

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Shooting Star by Peter Temple

Anne Carson, fifteen, beautiful, and wayward is abducted. Her rich family has closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator. They want him to deliver the ransom money to the kidnappers. Frank wants them to call in the law, but the family refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before. But are the two kidnappings connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief. As Frank feverishly searches for suspects in the web of Carson family businesses and deals, marriages and indiscretions, rivalries and intrigues, he knows that if his instincts are wrong, the girl will surely die.

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Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you want to read them all. Now - Val McDermidCharacterisation, dialogue and the quality of the prose are all top-class - Sunday TelegraphGreat locations, hard-nosed dialogue and a twisting plot combine to create superb entertainment - Evening StandardDiscovering Peter Temple has been the highlight of my year - Mark Billingham

About Peter Temple


Five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, Peter Temple is Australia's most acclaimed crime and thriller writer. He is the author of four Jack Irish novels and has also written four standalone novels: An Iron Rose (1998), Shooting Star (1999), In the Evil Day (2002) and The Broken Shore (2006), winner of the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Fiction in 2007. He lives in Ballarat, Australia, with his family.

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GOR001005928
Shooting Star by Peter Temple
Peter Temple
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2008-07-03
320
1847245900
9781847245908
N/A
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