The Headmaster's Wife

The Headmaster's Wife

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Accused of murdering his prep-school roommate, who has been found dead amid rumors of an affair with the headmaster's wife, Mark DeAvica receives assistance from retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian in a case more complex than either of them suspects. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Mark DeAvecca is a brilliant fifteen-year-old in his first year at the exclusive private academy, Windsor School. Mark, the son of noted commentator Liz Tolliver, grew up in very different circumstances and could not fit in less well. With its hundred-year-old history, Windsor is rife with tradition, nasty rumors, petty jealousies and long buried resentments. The most savage of those unpleasant undercurrents swirl around the headmaster's wife - currently rumored, with good reason, to be having an affair with Mark's roommate, a street-tough scholarship student. Mark, however, has his own problems - he feels himself slowly losing his grip on reality and the staff widely believes him to be just another prep school burnout headed for an unpleasant end. So when Mark returns from a late-winter ramble about the campus to find his roommate dead, hanging from the ceiling of their room, he's reached the end of his own metaphorical rope.

Even though he's no longer sure about the line between fantasy and reality, Mark is fairly certain that something is going on at the school and there's more to the death than the official declaration of suicide. With nowhere else to turn, Mark calls retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to ask for help. Sensing the crisis in Mark's dulled voice, Demarkian arrives to find Mark in dire physical and mental state, and a school only too eager to sweep his roommate's death under the rug. In what quickly becomes one of the most complex and challenging cases in his career, Demarkian must untangle truth from fiction, fantasy from reality, before another life is lost.


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Mark Deavecca is a brilliant fifteen-year-old in his first year at the exclusive private academy Windsor Academy. Mark, the son of noted commentator Liz Tolliver, grew up in very different circumstances and could not fit in less well. With its hundred-year history, Windsor is rife with tradition, nasty rumors, petty jealousies, and long-buried resentments. The most savage of those unpleasant undercurrents swirls around the headmaster's wife - currently rumored, with good reason, to be having an affair with Mark's roommate, a street-tough scholarship student. Mark, however, has his own problems - he feels himself slowly losing his grip on reality, and the staff widely believes him to be just another prep-school burnout headed for an unpleasant end. When Mark returns from a late-winter ramble about the campus to find his roommate dead, hanging from the ceiling of their room, he's reached the end of his own metaphorical rope.
Even though he's no longer sure about the line between fantasy and reality, Mark is fairly certain that something is going on at the school and there's more to the death than the official declaration of suicide. With nowhere else to turn, he calls retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian for help. Sensing the crisis in Mark's dulled voice, Demarkian arrives to find Mark in dire physical and mental straits, and a school only too eager to sweep his roommate's death under the rug. In what quickly becomes one of the most complex and challenging cases in his career, Demarkian must untangle truth from fiction and reality from fantasy before another life is lost.

Baker
& Taylor

When a teenage student is found hanging in his room after rumors circulate about his illicit affair with the headmaster's wife, retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian is called in on behalf of the boy's roommate to investigate the death.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780312313142
0312313144
Branch Call Number: FIC Hadda
Characteristics: 354 p.

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