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Head of Zeus
Camelback Falls
01 Dec 2012 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781781850282

The past haunts the present as ex-history professor David Mapstone takes on the cold case crime desk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 208 pages
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A PHOENIX COLD CASE: David Mapstone has returned to Phoenix, Arizona, the desert city he left behind a lifetime ago. The ex-cop, ex-history professor is working the police dept's cold case desk, unearthing long-buried secrets. And he's good at it: as an ex-historian Mapstone knows the past is never past, as an ex-cop he knows he can't trust anybody...

CAMELBACK FALLS: When his friend Peralta, newly sworn in as sheriff, is shot by a sniper, Mapstone can't keep a cool, academic distance. And he'd better not: while Peralta lies comatose in the hospital, Mapstone is appointed acting sheriff.

As he struggles to make sense of this unwanted promotion, Mapstone must unravel the meaning of a cryptic note scrawled by Peralta before the shooting. The note simply reads: Camelback Falls. To decipher the message, Mapstone will have to confront his own past and the deadly consequences of a small-town shoot-out in 1979 that left he and Peralta standing over four dead bodies. For Mapstone, the past has never been so deadly.

 
Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan who grew up in the same neighbourhood that Mapstone calls home. He is the author of nine novels, including the Mapstone mysteries, The Pain Nurse and Deadline Man.

THE PHOENIX COLD CASES. Meet David Mapstone – unemployed history professor forced to come home to Phoenix, where his only job prospect is working for his old friend in the Sheriff's Office on the department's cold cases. With a .357 magnum Colt Python added to his academic skills, Mapstone is soon getting results.


'A great read!' Michael Connelly

'A strong new voice in contemporary hard-boiled fiction' Washington Post

'Talton crisply evokes Phoenix's New West ambience and keeps readers guessing with unexpected plot twists' Publishers Weekly

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