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The Resource Scrublands, Chris Hammer

Scrublands, Chris Hammer

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Scrublands
Title
Scrublands
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Chris Hammer
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Language
eng
Summary
In the vein of The Dry and Before the Fall, a town's dark secrets come to light in the aftermath of a young priest's unthinkable last act in this arresting and searing debut thriller. In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself. A year later, accompanied by his own demons from war-time reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is simple: describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches. But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom-that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting, a theory established through an award-winning investigation by Martin's own newspaper-may be wrong. Just as Martin believes he's making headway, a new development rocks the town. The bodies of two German backpackers-missing since the time of the church shootings-are discovered in a dam in the scrublands, deserted backwoods marked by forest fires. As the media flocks to the scene, Martin finds himself thrown into a whole new mystery. What was the real reason behind the priest's shooting spree' And how does it connect to the backpacker murders, if at all' Martin struggles to uncover the town's dark secrets, putting his job, his mental state, and his life at risk as more and more strange happenings escalate around him. For fans of James Lee Burke, Jane Harper, and Robert Crais, Scrublands is a compelling and original crime novel that marks Chris Hammer as a stunning new voice in the genre. A compulsively readable thriller of the highest order, Scrublands never loosens its grip, from its opening scene to the very last page
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The rural town of Riversend's dark secrets come to light after a young priest kills five parishioners before being taken down himself
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10773509
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MdPfRBL
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1960-
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Hammer, Chris
Dewey number
823.92
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other
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Narrated by Rupert Degas
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  • Degas, Rupert
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
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True
Series statement
Martin Scarsden novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Mass shootings
  • Small towns
  • Journalists
  • Tragedy
  • Mass murder
  • Clergy
  • Life change events
  • Guns
  • Violence
  • Rural life
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Label
Scrublands, Chris Hammer
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https://louisvilleky.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508277422
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  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 17 min.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781508277422
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  • c
  • s
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Z100141160
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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rbdZ100141160
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  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Scrublands, Chris Hammer
Link
https://louisvilleky.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508277422
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from title screen
  • Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 17 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508277422
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Publisher number
Z100141160
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
rbdZ100141160
System details
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
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