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The Off-Islander

(2019)
(The first book in the Andy Roark Mystery series)
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In Peter Colt’s gritty, gripping new series set along the New England coast, a Boston-born Vietnam veteran and P.I. is hired to find a missing father—but may find far more than he bargained for . . .
 
Boston, 1982. P.I. Andy Roark has spent the past decade trying to fit back into the world. In Vietnam, there was order and purpose. Everything—no matter how brutal—happened for a reason. Now, after brief stints in college and with the police force, it’s enough for him to take on the occasional divorce or insurance fraud case.
 
Roark’s childhood friend, Danny Sullivan, dragged himself out of the Southie gutter to become a respected and powerful lawyer. Now he wants Roark to help one of his clients find her missing father. The case takes Roark to the beaches of Nantucket, where Roark’s finely-honed senses alert him to danger just below the island’s picturesque surface—where the biggest case of Roark’s career may just shatter what little peace of mind he has left . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you like your mysteries to be old-school in the vein of John D. MacDonald, or even farther back to Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett, then you will appreciate this striking debut by Peter Colt. Long on atmosphere, detail, and character, it could place detective Andy Roark amongst the classic noir sleuths." - Raymond Benson

"Where were you in 1982? Peter Colt’s The Off-Islander is much more than a period piece. Colt’s maiden effort introduces P.I. Andy Roark trying to locate a mysterious missing person. The closer this former Vietnam vet gets to finding his mystery man, the more people seem to want him dead. Colt knows the terrain, and the character, and has the personal background to make the most out of them. The Off-Islander is a gripping debut, and readers will certainly want more." - Alan Russell


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Used availability for Peter Colt's The Off-Islander

Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Off-Islander (An Andy Roark Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Colt
ISBN: 1-4967-2341-4 / 978-1-4967-2341-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Off-Islander (An Andy Roark Mystery)
Author(s): Peter Colt
ISBN: 1-4967-2343-0 / 978-1-4967-2343-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Off-Islander
Author(s): Peter Colt
ISBN: 1-68441-754-6 / 978-1-68441-754-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Off-Islander
Author(s): Peter Colt
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Off-Islander
Author(s): Peter Colt
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Off-Islander
Author(s): Peter Colt
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Off-Islander
Author(s): Peter Colt
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Off-Islander (An Andy Roark Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Peter Colt
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU