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Ash Island : A Belltree Mystery
by Barry Maitland


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One of the best books of 2015 Kirkus Reviews on Crucifixion Creek

Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree is back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues and his presence has become a departmental embarrassment.  Read more...


 
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Overview

One of the best books of 2015 Kirkus Reviews on Crucifixion Creek

Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree is back on the job after a near-fatal confrontation with corrupt colleagues and his presence has become a departmental embarrassment. Because of what happened, he can t and doesn t want to return to his old position with the Sydney Police Department. Instead, he accepts a post with a police department far away and attempts to build a new, quiet life in Newcastle, Australia.


But that quiet life soon eludes him. A corpse has been found buried just offshore on Ash Island and that one body may well just be the first of many. Not only that, Belltree finds himself engaged in some unfinished business from his own past. The car crash that killed his parents and blinded his wife happened not far from Newcastle. Belltree knows it was no accident, but his own investigations lead him to wonder how well he really knew his own parents.

With his wife Jenny now pregnant, a much longed-for event, it s up to Belltree to decide how he can confront the evil from the past while protecting his loved ones in the present and future.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250113207
  • ISBN-10: 1250113202
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Belltree Trilogy

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

The gripping second installment of Maitlands Belltree trilogy (after 2015s Crucifixion Creek) finds Det. Sgt. Harry Belltree and his pregnant wife, Jenny, exiled from Sydney to Newcastle, Australia. As Harry probes into the hit-and-run that killed his parents and claimed Jennys vision three years earlier, he discovers a connection to Karl Nordlund, a powerful, unscrupulous businessman, and Karls troubled niece. At the same time, a series of brutal homicides pits Harry against an unsavory local character with a vendetta against him and a Sydney gang with whom hes tangled before. Meanwhile, reporter Kelly Pool crosses paths with Harry again when her search for the woman who arranged her kidnapping takes her to Newcastle. Maitland adroitly balances multiple characters and plot lines, weaving together apparent coincidences into a complex, compelling tale of far-reaching greed and corruption. Armchair travelers will enjoy this foray Down Under, and the heart-wrenching ending is sure to leave them eager for the trilogys final volume. (Nov.)

 
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