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Skinner's Ordeal by Quintin Jardine
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Skinner's Ordeal (1996)

by Quintin Jardine

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"A plane explodes mid-flight and plunges to disaster from the Scottish skies, the British and American Defence Secretaries among the victims. Now Edinburgh's Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner must lead the most high-profile investigation of his career. The means of destruction is apparent from the start, but the investigation quickly grows more puzzling for once they have an embarrassment of suspects with motive and opportunity. When Skinner himself is wrenched from the case by a tragic turn of events, his colleagues struggle with the mass of clues while he fights for his life, trapped with the secret horrors of his past. As Skinner ?s ordeal reaches its crescendo, the police pursue their suspects one by one, in a dramatic race to hunt down those responsible. But will their much respected DCC be able to pull himself back from the brink in time?"--Back cover.… (more)

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Skinner series #5. An airplane explodes over the Pentland hills, many politicians are among the victims, and Skinner's team has to find out who planted the bomb and why. Excellent thriller, but don't read it on a plane trip! One of the best in a very good series. ( )
  tripleblessings | Feb 2, 2007 |
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