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  • ISBN: 9781632868459
  • ISBN: 1632868458
  • ISBN: 9781408868508
  • ISBN: 1408868504
  • Physical Description: print
    361 pages ; 22cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.

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General Note: Series taken from cover.
Summary, etc.: In a place like Gibraltar, the troubles of the past are never far from the surface. Just one scratch and the old poisons bleed through. What could link a catastrophic dockyard bomb in the Second World War to a series of shocking murders in the present day? Is retribution finally being served? Or is a ruthless killer trying to cover his tracks? When a routine court case takes a sinister turn, defence lawyer Spike Sanguinetti starts asking dangerous questions that nobody seems to want answered. Soon, it's not just the truth that's at stake: it is everything and everyone that Spike holds precious. As the sun beats relentlessly down, crimes of the past and present collide, relationships are tested and long-buried secrets exposed. Who can Spike trust? And where do his own loyalties lie?
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1
    The melancholy that has been hanging heavily on lawyer Spike Sanguinetti's shoulders through four episodes in Mogford's richly atmospheric, Gibraltar-set series appears to be lifting. He is engaged to policewoman Jessica Navarro, who is pregnant with the couple's child, and while Spike is concerned about balancing his new responsibilities as husband and father with his ongoing role as caregiver to his own father, he is determined to look toward a happier future. Until the past intrudes again, this time in the form of an unsolved murder stretching back to 1940. Jumping between the present and wartime Gibraltar, Mogford unspools an intricate tale concerning Gibraltarian nationalists struggling to free themselves of British domination, even as the Nazis turn their eyes toward the strategic advantages of occupying a peninsula that almost bridges Europe and Africa. Throughout the series, Mogford has explored the multicultural tensions that define contemporary Gibraltar, and this time he ups the ante by adding a fascinating historical layer to that ambiguity-drenched cultural stew. Sanguinetti, naturally, feels caught in the middle as the riptide of present and past threaten to engulf him and those he loves. An essential international crime series. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Thomas Mogford has worked as a journalist for Time Out and as a translator for the European Parliament. His other novels in the Spike Sanguinetti series--Shadow of the Rock, Sign of the Cross, and Hollow Mountain--were published by Bloomsbury to critical acclaim. He was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award for best new crime writer of 2013. He is married and lives with his family in London.
www.thomasmogford.com
@ThomasMogford

Subject: Sanguinetti, Spike (Fictitious character) Fiction
Legal stories
Gibraltar Fiction
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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