The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

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Baker & Taylor
When his cousin reports the theft of a lethal and untraceable toxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico investigates a series of sudden deaths implicating a rising scientist who has been targeted with racism and who Delmonico believes is being framed by a killer in the academic community.

Baker
& Taylor

When his cousin reports the theft of a lethal and untraceable toxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico investigates a series of sudden deaths implicating a rising scientist who has been targeted with racism and who Delmonico believes is being framed by a killer in the academic community. 35,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Internationally bestselling author Colleen McCullough presents a new novel in the thrilling, gritty series featuring Captain Carmine Delmonico, who must find a brilliant killer hiding out in the prestigious and cutthroat world of academia.

Carmine Delmonico returns in this heart-pounding thriller from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Colleen McCullough.

 HOLLOMAN, CONNECTICUT, 1969. A lethal toxin, extracted from the blowfish, is stolen from a laboratory at Chubb University. It kills within minutes and leaves no trace behind, and worried biochemist Dr. Millie Hunter reports the theft at once to her father, Medical Examiner Dr. Patrick O’Donnell.

Patrick’s cousin Captain Carmine Delmonico is therefore quick off the mark when the bodies start to mount up. A sudden death at a dinner party followed by another at a gala black-tie event seem at first to be linked only by the poison and the presence of Dr. Jim Hunter, a scientist on the brink of greatness and husband to Millie. A black man married to a white woman, Dr. Jim has faced scandal and prejudice for most of his life, so what would cause him to risk it all now? Is he being framed for murder—and if so, by whom? Carmine and his detectives must follow the trail through the university town’s crowd of eccentrics, no matter how close to home it may lead.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451668759
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MCC
Characteristics: 305 p. ;,24 cm.

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