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Faraday is thrown into the investigation of the murder of prison officer, Paul Coughlin, who was a petty officer in the Royal Navy. Portsmouth, the Royal Navy's major south coast base, has thrived on the riches that war brings but it has also suffered; a city and its people living with the long shadows of the terrible price of conflict.

Blackwell North Amer
When Prison Officer Sean Coughlin is found brutally murdered, D/I Joe Faraday is called in to drive the investigation. Newly appointed to Portsmouth's elite Major Incident Team, Faraday begins to build a disturbing picture of the dead man's life.
With few friends, and many enemies, Coughlin appears to be a murder waiting to happen. Was the killer a recently released prisoner on Coughlin's watch, a wrongly-convicted small-time gangster with a seven-year grudge? Or do the real clues lie buried even deeper in Coughlin's past?
As the inquiry begins to probe the prison officer's naval service, Faraday becomes uncomfortably aware that the investigative trail leads twenty years backwards to the Falklands War. Coughlin served aboard a naval frigate, HMS Accolade, bombed and sunk by Argentinian Skyhawks in San Carlos Water. 19 lives were lost to enemy action, a tragedy which may - two decades later - mask another murder.

Publisher: London : Orion, c2003
ISBN: 9780752850979
Branch Call Number: FIC Hurle
Characteristics: 342 p.


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