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A Scourge of Vipers

(2015)
(The fourth book in the Liam Mulligan series)
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To solve Rhode Island's budget crisis, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling, but her plan has unexpected consequences. Organized crime, professional sports leagues, and others who have a lot to lose - or gain - if gambling is made legal flood the state with money to buy the votes of state legislators.

Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch, wants to investigate, but his bottom-feeding corporate bosses at the dying newspaper have no interest in serious reporting. So Mulligan goes rogue, digging into the story on his own time. When a powerful state legislator turns up dead, an out-of-state bag man gets shot, and his cash-stuffed briefcase goes missing, Mulligan finds himself the target of shadowy forces who seek to derail his investigation by destroying his career, his reputation, and perhaps even his life.

Bruce DeSilva's A Scourge of Vipers is at once a suspenseful crime story and a serious exploration of the hypocrisy surrounding sports gambling and the corrupting influence of big money on politics.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Bruce deSilva takes everything we love about the classic hard-boiled detective novel and turns it into a story that's fresh, contemporary, yet timeless." - Joseph Finder


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Scourge Of Vipers (A Liam Mulligan Novel)
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
ISBN: 1-4104-8044-5 / 978-1-4104-8044-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers: A Mulligan Novel (Liam Mulligan (4))
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
ISBN: 0-7653-7431-5 / 978-0-7653-7431-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers: A Mulligan Novel (Liam Mulligan (4))
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
ISBN: 0-7653-7432-3 / 978-0-7653-7432-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Scourge of Vipers, A (A Liam Mulligan Novel)
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
ISBN: 1-5226-5942-0 / 978-1-5226-5942-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Scourge of Vipers: A Mulligan Novel (Liam Mulligan Book 4)
Author(s): Bruce DeSilva
Publisher: Forge Books
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