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Title:
Dead heat
Author:
Oldham, Nick, 1956-
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Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Severn House, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
298 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727859792
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Book

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Summary

Detective Inspector Henry Christie has been suspended from duty. He's spending quality time with his family, but at heart he's itching to get back into the fray. So when the attractive and wealthy mother of one of his daughter's horse-riding friends asks him to investigate the mutilation of some of the family's bloodstock, Christie agrees--against his better judgement.


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Booklist Review

British police detective Henry Christie has been suspended from his job pending an investigation into a shooting on an earlier case. He is bored, stuck at home with nothing to do, so when the wife ofohn Wickson, one of the town's richest men, asks Henry to investigate the brutal mutilation of her favorite horse, Henry jumps at the chance. The dead horse is just part of the story. Wickson is apparently into the Mafia for big bucks, and their attack on the horse was a warning. The police are getting nowhere identifying the mastermind behind the Mafia plot, so Henry's former boss unofficially asks Henry to investigate. His efforts culminate in a tense shoot-'em-up that will leave readers breathless. Skillful writing, a tautly woven plot, plenty of unexpected twists, and a main character who's both intelligent and appealing add up to a fine read. --Emily Melton Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Det. Inspector Henry Christie, on suspension since his last outing, Substantial Threat, investigates some shady doings among the horse-riding set. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved