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The Resource County line, Bill Cameron

County line, Bill Cameron

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County line
Title
County line
Statement of responsibility
Bill Cameron
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the steadfast Ruby Jane Whittaker drops out of sight, dogged ex-cop Skin Kadash sets out to discover what drove the woman he loves to leave her life behind so suddenly and without explanation. The discovery of a dead man in her apartment followed by an attack from a mysterious stalker leads Skin first to California, then across the country on a desperate journey deep into Ruby Jane's haunted past, and toward an explosive confrontation which will determine if either has a future
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn't get much better than Cameron's mournful third novel featuring ex-cop Skin Kadash (after 2010's Day One). Kadash, who's recovering from a serious gunshot wound, returns to Portland, Ore., to reboot his relationship with on-and-off lover Ruby Jane Whittaker, the owner of a coffee shop chain. When he's unable to reach Whittaker, a desperate Kadash goes to her apartment, only to find the corpse of an elderly man in her bathtub. Aided by Peter McKrall, who also was involved with Whittaker, Kadash follow tenuous leads to find her, a search made more urgent by a murder. At one point, the narrative flashes back almost 20 years, to provide Whittaker's tragic backstory, which continues to reverberate in the present. The twists flow naturally from what the reader has learned about the characters, though it's clear Kadash has hidden facets Cameron has yet to explore. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 11, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 15, p)
  • Retired cop Skin Kadash returns from an extended retreat (following his last outing in Day One ) to find his friend Ruby Jane's apartment occupied by a dead man, and Ruby Jane nowhere to be found. Grasping at straws, Skin drives to the San Francisco Bay Area to corner Pete, Ruby Jane's former lover, and see if he knows something. Great: now we have two desperate men who have reason to think she's fled to Ohio, where she grew up. She's there, but, clearly, going back home was not the answer. Toggling back and forth between Skin's first-person narration and Ruby Jane's voice from two decades ago, Cameron writes a gripping tale of longing, loss, and greed. Just when we think we've figured it all out, he throws another curve ball to keep us wanting more. It's exhausting and disturbing yet, ultimately, a sliver of justice is attained. VERDICT Nothing's soft about Cameron's dark tale, but a surprising tone of compassion tucks itself into the narrative. It's a perfect fit for Archer Mayor and William Kent Krueger fans. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed May 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 8, p62)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10000057
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1963-
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Cameron, Bill
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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Murder
Label
County line, Bill Cameron
Instantiates
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
813247
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781935562351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935562351
  • (OCoLC)669755075
Label
County line, Bill Cameron
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
813247
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781935562351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935562351
  • (OCoLC)669755075

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