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Title:
Gallery whispers
Author:
Jardine, Quintin.
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Publication Information:
London : Headline, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
407 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780747256670
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Book

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Summary

Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has a lot on his plate. One of the world's most ruthless terrorists is on his way to Edinburgh with only one thing on his mind: the forthcoming conference of world Heads of Government. If Skinner doesn't pick up his trail fast, he could have a global disaster in his backyard. While all eyes are focused on the terrorist threat, a terminally ill woman is found dead - an apparent suicide. But the marks of an assisted death are discovered and this seemingly random death soon proves to be the beginning of an ominous pattern. For Skinner, the desperate race to find a heartless terrorist mixes uneasily with the search for a mercy killer- a search which takes on a poignant personal significance. And it's not long before Skinner himself will be staring death straight in the eye...


Author Notes

Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer. Now, forty novels later, he never looks back.

Along the way he has created/acquired an extended family in Scotland and Spain. Everything he does is for them.

He can be tracked down through his blog: http://quintinjardine.me


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When a notorious terrorist visits Edinburgh, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner's behind-the-desk position as acting chief suddenly becomes a lot more exciting especially since the visit coincides with a conference of world leaders. An unrelated murder gradually grows in importance, both personally for Skinner and in light of the terrorist case, in Gallery Whispers, Quintin Jardine's (Murmuring the Judges) ninth Skinner mystery. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved