The Meanest Flood

The Meanest Flood

3.36 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sam Turner returns to his home town, after completing a case in Nottingham, to find storm clouds gathering and the police waiting for him. He discovers that two of his ex-wives have been killed and that he is a suspect. Sam is released on condition that he does not leave York, but he sees a pattern in the two murders and guesses that the next victim will be another of his exes - Julie. Sam rushes to Oslo, where Julie now lives, but his efforts are in vain. She too is killed. Her murder marks out Sam as a prime suspect. He goes on the run, dodging not only the police, but the real killer. Sam Turner finds himself embroiled in a terrifying mystery where he is both the fugitive and the detective, trying to anticipate the moves of the murderer and save his own more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 30mm | 557.92g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752856618
  • 9780752856612

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"All authors are looking for the novel that's going to propel them into the first division. With Ian Rankin it was 'Black and Blue' and with John Baker it could well be 'The Meanest Flood'... In this sixth Sam Turner novel, Baker turns up the heat, producing an enjoyably pacy thriller that leaves its predecessors standing. The basic plot my be vaguely familiar, but Baker's characterisation is solid enough to keep the reader on track." Martin Radcliff, TIME Oshow more

About John Baker

John Baker is the author of four Sam Turner novels, POET IN THE CORNER, DEATH MINUS ZERO and WALKING WITH GHOSTS. His latest novel is THE CHINESE more

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11 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 9% (1)
4 36% (4)
3 36% (4)
2 18% (2)
1 0% (0)
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