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By (author) Colleen McCullough

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  • Publisher: Harper
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 172mm x 36mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007199767
  • ISBN 13: 9780007199761
  • Sales rank: 143,569

Product description

The captivating new novel from the international bestselling author of 'The Thorn Birds'. Innocence is no protection...In Holloman, Connecticut, someone is preying on the innocent. At a prestigious research centre fondly known by its staff as the 'Hug', parts of a mutilated body are found. Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico of the Holloman Police learns that a string of horrifying murders - each with the same modus operandi as the one at the Hug - have been commited throughout the state. When another body is found, the medical staff become prime suspects. With the powers that be in turmoil and every member of staff hiding something, Delmonico must delve into the lives of each and every Hug employee. This is the case of his career and he is determined to solve it. But how, when he is hunting a monster who leaves no clues and is always two steps ahead?

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Author information

Colleen McCullough, a neuroscientist by training, worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into 10 years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, 'Tim' was published in New York, followed by 'The Thorn Birds' in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the Masters of Rome series. She lives in Norfolk Island, with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.

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Praise for Colleen McCullough: 'Compelling, passionate and gritty.' She 'Fast-moving and immensely readable...this book is a page turner from start to finish.' Maeve Binchy 'Probes the depths of the human heart in a haunting, multi-layered novel.' Good Book Guide 'McCullough piles on the drama.' Daily Mail 'Sizzling family drama stuffed with passion, tragedy, love and sex.' More 'Absorbing.' Sunday Telegraph 'Deliciously addictive...a classic tale of wealth and power-an engrossing read.' Sainsbury's magazine