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Containment

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Dunedin's favourite young police officer Sam Shephard is drawn into a perplexing investigation when a series of shipping containers wash up on a sleepy New Zealand beach, and a spate of unexplained deaths ensues...

Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins.

Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of the scavengers first-hand, and ends up in an ambulance, nursing her wounds and puzzling over an assault that left her assailant for dead. What appears to be a clear-cut case of a cargo ship running aground soon takes a more sinister turn when a skull is found in the sand, and the body of a diver is pulled from the sea ... a diver who didn't die of drowning...

As first officer at the scene, Sam is handed the case, much to the displeasure of her superiors, and she must put together an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of a mystery that may still have more victims...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913193195
  • 9781913193195
  • 1,062,365

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"Atmospheric, emotional, and gripping . . . proves that Sam Shephard will continue to be a force to be reckoned with." --Foreword Reviews on The Ringmaster "Overkill is Symon's first novel, but it reads like the polished effort of a genre veteran. More, please." --Booklist on Overkill

"An achievement that blends heart-stopping thrills with deep, believable characters in a stark New Zealand setting. It will leave readers reaching for the next Sam Shephard mystery." --Foreword Reviews starred review of Overkill
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About Vanda Symon

Vanda Symon is a New Zealand crime writer, TV presenter and radio host, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel.
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Rating details

117 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 26% (30)
4 50% (58)
3 19% (22)
2 4% (5)
1 2% (2)
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