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The Delicate Storm

(2003)
(The second book in the John Cardinal series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Stylish, atmospheric psychological police thriller featuring detectives Cardinal and Delorme 'It lay there, fishbelly white, hair curling along one side. Toward the wrist end, the flesh still bore the zigzag impression of a watch with an expandable bracelet. Even though there was no hand attached, there was no doubt that the thing lying in Ivan Bergeron's backyard was a human arm.' The gruesome discovery in the wilderness above Algonquin Bay is assumed to be the work of bears. Until the search for body parts leads detectives Cardinal and Delorme to a remote trapper's cabin that has served as an abbattoir for a cold-blooded human predator. Until the woods give up a second body, naked and shrouded in ice. Having narrowly survived an RCMP investigation into police corruption, John Cardinal is less than thrilled when the first victim is identified as a US citizen and the Mounties are called in to assist. It's the Canadian Secret Service, however, that pose the real problem. Is their interference in the case merely a question of preserving jurisdiction over cases involving terrorism - or something more sinister? Even the elements seem to be conspiring against the police, with Northern Ontario in the grip of an ice storm of once-in-a-hundred-years severity. The woods take on a glittering, lethal beauty, the eerie silence broken only by the crash of falling branches and power lines. And against this backdrop Cardinal comes face to face with a killer.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711572-5 / 978-0-00-711572-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-399-14865-5 / 978-0-399-14865-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-679-31058-4 / 978-0-679-31058-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711578-4 / 978-0-00-711578-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm (The John Cardinal Crime Series)
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-307-36006-7 / 978-0-307-36006-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-737514-X / 978-0-00-737514-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-724319-7 / 978-0-00-724319-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-425-19678-X / 978-0-425-19678-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 2004 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm: A John Cardinal Mystery
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-7704-2939-4 / 978-0-7704-2939-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
ISBN: 0-00-711574-1 / 978-0-00-711574-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Delicate Storm
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Delicate Storm: A John Cardinal Mystery (The John Cardinal Crime Series)
Author(s): Giles Blunt
Publisher: Seal Books
Availability: Amazon CA