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Dead Line

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'The chase is gripping, the stakes are high and the opposition deadly.' Stewart Peterson, Greenock Telegraph
Mike Watson, an investigative reporter has problems. He's lost his job and his wife has walked out on him. But before he has time to feel sorry for himself he's dragged into a search for a former colleague's bride who mysteriously disappeared while having coffee in a busy Paris cafe. Watson's search takes him across Europe and exposes a massive insurance fraud and a chain of crooked nursing homes. It also brings him into contact with a former girlfriend he hasn't seen for a long time. Watson is accustomed to dealing with deadlines but the one he faces this time is different, The chase is gripping, the stakes are high and the opposition deadly. The cover photograph (taken by Vernon Coleman) is of a clock sculpture which used to stand outside the Gare St Lazare in Paris.
What readers said about the hardback and paperback versions:
`I really enjoyed your book Deadline. It was so exciting I could not put it down. The best fiction I have ever read.' A.R.
'I am not one for reading novels but Deadline is brilliant. It should be made into a film. It is better than James Bond.' D.C.
The author, Vernon Coleman, is a qualified doctor but has worked as a professional author for over 30 years. His books have sold over 2 million copies in hardback and paperback in the UK and been translated into 24 languages. His novel Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War was turned into an award winning movie. Dr Coleman has written columns for many newspapers and magazines around the world (including The Sun, the Daily Star and The People in the UK) and has presented numerous programmes on TV and radio.
What the papers say:
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
Superstar - Independent on Sunday
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
A godsend - Daily Telegraph
Brilliant! - The People
Revered guru of medicine - Nursing Times
King of the media docs -The Independent
Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The Spectator
Probably one of the most brilliant men alive - Irish Times
It's impossible not to be impressed - Western Daily Press
He's the Lone Ranger, Robin Hood and The Equalizer rolled into one - Glasgow Evening Times
etc etc
For more information about Vernon Coleman books please see his author page on Amazon or visit

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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Deadline
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-84395-146-0 / 978-1-84395-146-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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July 1994 : UK Hardback
Title: Deadline
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-898146-10-1 / 978-1-898146-10-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chilton Designs Publishers
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Deadline
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-904001-01-7 / 978-1-904001-01-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Great Fiction
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Deadline
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
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