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Deadlight (original 2003; edition 2010)

by Graham Hurley

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Member:PaulCranswick
Title:Deadlight
Authors:Graham Hurley
Info:Orion (2010), Paperback, 448 pages
Collections:Your library, Crime / Thrillers
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Actually I really like this - nearly made 4 stars. Bit of a soap opera now after reading several of the books but I do care about Winter and Dawn - still enjoy the deaf angle, still find the bird watching a bit of a cringe. ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jun 17, 2014 |
Another fascinating peek into the largely unexplored criminal underclass living in Portsmouth. In this story DI Joe Faraday investigates the death of a prison officer who was in the Navy during the Falklands War and tries to build a link to the man's past, a man who no-one appeared to like. An excellently researched novel, especially on the naval background - I had never heard the term "Skate" used to refer to someone in the Navy! ( )
  edwardsgt | Jan 16, 2008 |
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Deadlight - Hinged metal flap which can be lowered and clamped over a scuttle in order to darken a ship. Jackspeak - a Guide to British Naval Slang and Usage - Rick Jolly
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To Jean and Charles Wylie with love
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All the training, all the waiting, all the unvoiced speculation: what it might feel like, how you might cope.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0752858904, Mass Market Paperback)

Newly appointed to the Major Crimes Team, DI Joe Faraday investigates the brutal murder of a local prison officer, Sean Coughlin—and begins to build a disturbing picture of the dead man’s life. With few friends and many enemies, Coughlin appears to have been a murder waiting to happen. Was the killer a recently released prisoner with a homicidal grudge? Or do the clues lead to Coughlin’s past? Deadlight forces Joe Faraday to step outside the investigative process and explore a wider violence—not just the darkness cast by an evil man, but the ever-deepening shadows of a half-forgotten war.

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Freshly promoted to the Major Crimes Unit, Faraday is thrown into the deep end with the investigation of prison officer Sean Coughlin's murder. Was the violent Coughlin killed by a recently released con he brutalized in prison? Or is his death a legacy of a more savage violence from 20 years before?… (more)

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