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Swan Song 2 editions

Cover of: Swan Song by Robert Edric
About the Book

The third stunning literary crime novel in the Song Cycle trilogy, from the acclaimed author of Booker-longlisted PEACETIME, and THE BOOK OF THE HEATHEN.Hull, autumn 2005 and private investigator Leo Rivers finds himself at the overheated heart of an inquiry into the savage killing of several young women. Approached by the mother of the chief suspect, he soon discovers not only that this suspect is not involved in the killings, but that several hitherto unconsidered and scarcely credible connections link the murders to a single perpetrator. In pursuing his case, Rivers has to contend with an ambitious, career-minded Chief of Police, who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself, sacrificing not only Rivers but also his own colleagues along the way. Set against a backdrop of the Humber and the long and violent destruction of Hull's once-cherished fishing industry, Robert Edric reveals a world of exploitation and ambition; a world of old men who burnish their festering grievances and vanities; and a world of long-suppressed but finally uncontainable brutality, in this final volume of a trilogy of outstanding and acclaimed contemporary noir.


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2 editions First published in 2006

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Cover of: Swan Song (Song Cycle Trilogy 3)
July 18, 2006, Black Swan
Swan Song (Song Cycle Trilogy 3)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Swan Song
2008, Random House Publishing Group
Swan Song
Electronic resource in English

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