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Fallen Gods by Quintin Jardine
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Fallen Gods (2003)

by Quintin Jardine

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Skinner series #13. Skinner is recovering in hospital, when his long-lost brother Michael's body is found, murdered. An interesting crime mystery, with some emotional work for DCI Skinner as he learns about his brother's life, and works through his anger and grief. Not one of the most suspenseful in this series, but a good read. ( )
  tripleblessings | Feb 2, 2007 |
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The heat is on for Bob Skinner, Scotland’s most revered, and in some circles, most feared cop. His career hangs by a thread, as a recent illness gives his enemies a weapon to use against him. A body found in the detritus of a flood is identified as the hated brother whose existence Skinner has kept hidden for years. On the crime front, an incendiary device destroys a valuable painting in Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Academy. As Skinner and his team tackle these crises, his wife Sarah—left in America with their children, to recover from the tragic death of her parents—finds comfort with an old college lover. When fate leaves her staring at a seemingly inevitable murder conviction, Skinner will need all his fearsome resources to sort out the tangled mess of his life. But is he still up to the challenge?

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"When a body is found after a flood, the secrets of a tempestuous life surface with it. Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has kept the existence of his hated brother Michael hidden for years. As he relives their past conflict, other demons threaten his future. For not only are his professional enemies circling, but Sarah, his wife, seems set on a course for calamity. Can Skinner surmount the greatest challenges of his life... and if he does, will he ever be the same?"--Back cover.… (more)

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