By Kate Atkinson
"Atkinson's brilliant voice earrings on each web page, and her sly and wry observations circulate the plot as speedily as suspense turns the pages of a thriller."-San Francisco Chronicle
Two years after the occasions of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, Jackson Brodie has Julia, his occasional female friend and previous shopper, to Edinburgh for its recognized summer time arts pageant. but if he witnesses a guy being brutally attacked in a traffic congestion - the obvious sufferer of an severe case of street rage - a series of occasions is determined in movement that would pull the spouse of an unscrupulous genuine property wealthy person, a timid yet winning crime novelist, and a hardheaded girl police detective into Jackson's orbit. all of sudden out of retirement, Jackson is once more in the middle of a number of mysteries that intersect in a single monstrous and sinister scheme.
"Compelling and consistently entertaining." -USA Today
"One sturdy Turn crackles with strength and imagination." -Chicago Tribune
"Atkinson's tart prose sparkles." -Entertainment Weekly
"Entertaining either as a homicide secret and as a sprawling multi-character research within the most sensible post-Nashville tradition." -The Onion
"A notable feat of storytelling bravado." -Washington Post
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After he by chance shoots at a demanding standoff, FBI Hostage Rescue workforce member Mark Sanders is shipped to St. Louis to paintings as a box agent and get his bearings whereas the undesirable press begins to settle. simply weeks clear of returning to Quantico to renew his paintings at the HRT, Mark has an opportunity stumble upon with an past love, Emily Lawson.
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Antiques and ladies nearly obtained me killed while the bullets all started flying . . .
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He paused, switched on the ﬂashlight, and searched among the vertical posts, along the horizontal supports. On the catwalk, I ducked my head behind the storage chest. A moment later the probing light swept over me, east to west, back again, and then away. Although Boo had moved past me and stood with his head through a gap in the railing, watching the giant, he remained visible only to me. When the searcher had moved out of sight into the labyrinth of posts and purlins and struts, I rose to my feet.
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