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The Resource Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Label
Dead or Alive
Title
Dead or Alive
Statement of responsibility
Ken McCoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A former Yorkshire Det. Inspector must clear his name, expose a traitor, and catch a kidnapper in this debut that "hits every note for a gritty procedural" (Publishers Weekly). Two children have been abducted on their way home from school. After several weeks, they are still missing—and no one knows if they are alive or dead. The police are certain that Vince Formosa, a ruthless local gangster, is behind the kidnapping. But without proof their hands are tied. After a disgraced politician dies in his custody, Detective Inspector Septimus "Sep" Black is forced to resign. He knows he's been set up, but how does he prove it and stay alive in the process? Convinced that Formosa has a mole inside the department, Black sets out to expose the conspiracy and get his revenge on the man who brought him down. But to do it, he must find the missing girls—and that means going undercover among some of the most notorious criminals in Leeds. "McCoy tells his tale with great dash—plus plenty of tension and violence—and he brightens it with doses of English-major wit." —Booklist "The well-constructed narrative unfolds in an entertaining manner. A solid choice for Peter Robinson and Reginald Hill fans." —Library Journal
Member of
Summary
Former Detective Inspector Sep Black goes undercover to investigate the disappearance of two children, and acts on his suspicion that there is a mole within the police department
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10540265
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1940-
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McCoy, Ken
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
DI Sep Black novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Dead or Alive
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781780108025
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dead or Alive
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781780108025
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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