Who Guards a Prince

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Felony & Mayhem Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Who would sever a tongue from a living mouth? Or kill a pathetic, homeless old man? Or frighten a young doctor into silence? The questions are piling up, and Doug McHarg can't stop asking them, even?especially?when he's warned off his inquiries by his boss in the local police force, by Scotland Yard, and by increasingly professional death-threats. The pattern that emerges is that of a shadowy, immensely powerful organization, with a reach that extends to the White House and the English throne. And all that stands against them is the implacable McHarg?one discontented copper with little left to lose. Best-known for his award-winning series featuring Dalziel and Pascoe of the Mid-Yorkshire CID, in Who Guards a Prince Reginald Hill takes on a different kind of cop and a very different bad guy. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the book ?a good old-fashioned thriller, ? but in truth, that doesn't begin to describe the ride.

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

What a co-inky-dink! This thriller is so coincidence riddled as to make me think the fluttering of a butterfly's wing in Indonesia might actually affect the results of an election in Panama as well as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Condorena - LibraryThing

If you like books about conspiracies in which shadowy figures with great power control current and future events by devious, amoral and violent means, then read this story and enjoy. I prefer to live with my ignorance believing and hoping that truth and justice are somewhere out there. Read full review


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Reginald Hill has received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger, for his Dalziel/Pascoe series.

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