Stay of Execution by Quintin Jardine
(Bob Skinner Mysteries)

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Evil stalks the city of Edinburgh. This time the threat is bigger than the crooks, scam-artists or drug dealers who find their prey in the shadows of the streets. Some people are looking for a big-time hit. The body of a respectable businessman is found hanging from a tree; a veteran from a Belgian marching band is killed in a hit-and-run incident and another dies of an apparent heart attack. Excitement on the streets of Edinburgh is feverish as the city prepares for a huge rally to celebrate the return of Pope John the 25th to his home town. The security has to be bulletproof. But there is a chink in the armour. Does DCC Bob Skinner have the inner strength to find the answer to the biggest question of all?

About Quintin Jardine

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Quintin Jardine gave up the life of a political spin doctor for the more morally acceptable world of murder and mayhem. Happily married, he splits his time between Scotland and Spain. He's in the phone book in both locations, but can also be tracked down through his website
Published November 13, 2008 by Headline. 546 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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In any event, keeping track of who’s hooking up with whom among Skinner’s police colleagues detracts from the central plot, the triumphant return home of Edinburgh’s most famous native son, Gilbert White, who recently was elected pope.

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