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Blood and belonging, Vicki Delany

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Blood and belonging
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Blood and belonging
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Vicki Delany
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eng
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"In this work of crime fiction, RCMP Sergeant Ray Robertson is on holidays in Turks and Caicos when he discovers the body of a man on the beach."--
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  • Police Sergeant Ray Robertson is off duty from his UN job training officers in Haiti. He’s jogging on the beach at his resort, trying desperately to enjoy a much-needed vacation with his wife, when a dead body washes up on the shore. The local police want to dismiss the case as yet another nameless illegal immigrant having fallen off a night boat, but Ray recognizes the victim as one of his Haitian police recruits and suspects foul play. Vacation or not, he’s getting involved in this case, and he’s soon in over his head in the murky waters of human trafficking. The latest installment of the Ray Robertson Mystery series, this story grabs the reader immediately (wasting no time, the corpse appears, thrillingly, on page 3), and Delany spends the remainder of this quick, dark book skillfully unfurling clues for her readers while maintaining a delicate relational subplot about a struggling marriage. This low-reading-level thriller deals unflinchingly and tactfully with disturbing, timely human-rights issues while remaining focused on the mystery and its satisfying conclusion. -- Worthington, Becca (Reviewed 4/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 16, p22)
  • A romantic getaway almost ruins a policeman's marriage.Sgt. Ray Robertson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police travels the world visiting countries that need help with their policing. Although Ray, coming off an assignment in Haiti, would've preferred a holiday at home in Canada, his wife, Jenny, wanted someplace warm, so they're having what's supposed to be a romantic holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All is well until Ray takes an early morning run on the beach and finds a body. At first it looks like a drowning, and the police are ready to write the victim off as one more unfortunate who'd fled Haiti on a rickety boat and died before reaching his destination. Ray, however, not only notices a slit caused by a knife wound, but recognizes the man, Robert Savin, as a Haitian police officer. Once he realizes that the death is no accident, he inevitably drifts toward closer involvement in the case, much to the distaste of Jenny, who's already upset that his job keeps him away most of the year. As he helps the local police investigate, they realize the death is tied to the illegal and abhorrent business of charging people desperate to leave their dangerous countries large amounts of money and abandoning them or selling them into slavery. Ray's ingrained sense of responsibility won't let him quit even if he has to choose between his job and his marriage. This third installment from Delany (We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, 2016, etc.) relies less on mystery than on moral outrage at the nasty business of human smuggling.(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
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10559559
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1951-
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Delany, Vicki
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • HL500L
  • Decoding demand: 91 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 72 (high)
  • Structure demand: 89 (very high)
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novels
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True
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  • Rapid reads
  • A Ray Robertson mystery
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0003
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  • Murder
  • Human trafficking
  • Human trafficking
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a Ray Robertson mystery
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Blood and belonging, Vicki Delany
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1798845
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19 cm.
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119 pages
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9781459812840
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781459812840
  • (OCoLC)953887556
Label
Blood and belonging, Vicki Delany
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1798845
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781459812840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781459812840
  • (OCoLC)953887556

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