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The Long Close Call
by J. Wallis Martin | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by te-sa of Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 8/3/2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Felsenpinguin): travelling

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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by te-sa from Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

8 out of 10

One of those spontaneous train station bookshop special offers table buys - and a pleasant surprise!

Here's the
Amazon Review - Beware of spoilers! (Not too many though...)
J Wallis Martin's first two books singled her out as a new mistress of the psychological thriller, and The Long Close Callis a worthy successor, with its tale of a man pushed to the edge by new stress and old demons. McLaughlan was not always the high-flier of London's Flying Squad; once he was a disturbed small boy whose brother had mysteriously disappeared and whose father was one of the most notorious armed robbers of the sixties. When he kills the son of one of today's brutal criminal dynasties, his life is on the line--his son is abducted and he knows that to give himself up will mean slow torture rather than mere death. It is time to appeal to both his fathers--the ageing cop who befriended the family and the violent old man who deserted them; but both old men have questions of their own to ask... Tricksy in its flashes back and forward, spectacular in its understanding of stress and what it does to people, this is a powerful thriller with a nasty sense of irony and a bitter command of internal police politics and paranoia." 

Journal Entry 2 by te-sa at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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This will go straight to KYH's Krimi-Zweitbox. 

Journal Entry 3 by Felsenpinguin from München, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

5 out of 10

Out of the box, onto Mt TBR :-)
Had read one book by this author before which I didn't like at all. This one I liked a bit better but still not enough to want to read more by this author. 

Journal Entry 4 by Felsenpinguin at on Monday, November 28, 2005

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Will update details...

Took it to London with me but couldn't finish reading it there so it is back in Munich... Will be released tomorrow or Monday at Batty Baristas.

Finally released this book at Batty Baristas today - in the book xchange shelf (back part of the cafe). Batty Baristas is located directly accross from the tram stop "Pinakotheken" (line 27). 

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