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Head shot / Quintin Jardine.

By: Jardine, Quintin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: ; Jardine, Quintin. Bob Skinner mystery: 12.Publisher: London : Headline, 2002Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0747274479(cased) :; 0755300599(pbk.) :.Subject(s): Serial murder investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Doc Bob Skinner has witnessed the aftermath of murder countless times. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the strangled bodies of his wife's beloved parents, killed at their lakeside cabin in New York state. Driven by cold rage, Skinner quickly muscles in on the investigation, and soon he's found links with three other cases where the killing is too professional to be the result of a burglary gone wrong. But can he penetrate the multiple layers of intrigue to unearth the killer?
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Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner's legendary cool is shaken when he's faced with the brutally murdered bodies of his wife's parents. At the death scene in New York state, Skinner's out of his jurisdiction - but he's not going to let that stop him shaping the investigation. Soon it's clear that there's a killer hunting down a group of men with links that go back to the sixties, and that he's acting on instructions from highly placed sources. But just how high? Meantime back in Edinburgh Detective Superintendent Maggie Rose and her husband Mario, Divisional CID commander, are faced with a secret from that past that could bring their days in the police force crashing to a halt. And Skinner's not on hand to give out advice...

Doc Bob Skinner has witnessed the aftermath of murder countless times. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the strangled bodies of his wife's beloved parents, killed at their lakeside cabin in New York state. Driven by cold rage, Skinner quickly muscles in on the investigation, and soon he's found links with three other cases where the killing is too professional to be the result of a burglary gone wrong. But can he penetrate the multiple layers of intrigue to unearth the killer?

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Edinburgh cop Bob Skinner undergoes the worst ordeal of his career-identifying the bodies of his wife's parents, strangled to death in their upstate New York cabin-in Head Shot, an uncompromisingly tough police procedural by Quentin Jardine, author of On Honeymoon with Death (Forecasts, Apr. 15) and other titles in this Scottish writer's Oz Blackstone mystery series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved