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The Resource Bone rattler : a mystery of colonial America, Eliot Pattison

Bone rattler : a mystery of colonial America, Eliot Pattison

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Bone rattler : a mystery of colonial America
Title
Bone rattler
Title remainder
a mystery of colonial America
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Eliot Pattison
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eng
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Summary
Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and seeming suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners that thrusts him into a bloody maw of the French and Indian War. As the only man aboard with any medical training, Duncan is ordered to assemble evidence to hold another prisoner accountable for the deaths - or face punishment that will mean his own death. His conclusions suggest that the wave of violence is somehow linked to the "savages" of the American wilderness. Duncan's suspicions that the prison company is to be sacrificed in the war seem to be confirmed when he learns that they are all indentured to Lord Ramsey's estate in the uncharted New York woodlands, a Heart of Darkness where mutiple warring fractions are engaged in a physical, psychological, and spiritual battle. Following a strange trail of clues that seem half Iroquois and half Highland Scot, mesmerized by the Lord Ramsey's beautiful daughter, and frequently defying death in a dangerous wilderness populated by grizzled European settlers, mysterious scalping parties, and Indian sorcerers, Duncan McCallum, exiled chief of his near-extinct clan, finds the source of all evil at the site of an Indian massacre
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197445
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Pattison, Eliot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Bone rattler mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Historical fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
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a mystery of colonial America
Label
Bone rattler : a mystery of colonial America, Eliot Pattison
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Publication
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ocn165478449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
460 p.
Isbn
9781593761851
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007033310
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(OCoLC)165478449
Label
Bone rattler : a mystery of colonial America, Eliot Pattison
Publication
Control code
ocn165478449
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
460 p.
Isbn
9781593761851
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007033310
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)165478449

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