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Rook-Shoot

Rook-Shoot

(1991)
(The fifth book in the Ingrid Langley and Patrick Gillard series)
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Publisher's Weekly
Self-consciously cute and loaded with indecipherable Briticisms, this spy-comedy-mystery imported from England hasn't traveled well. Duffy's protagonists, Patrick Gillard and Ingrid Langley, who appeared previously in Death of a Raven and A Murder of Crows , are former MI5 intelligence agents now living quietly near Dartmoor, where blustering winds from Scotland now inspire them to dream of a second honeymoon in the Mediterranean. Their plans are aborted, however, when they receive an appeal for help from Patrick's brother Larry, and they're soon in Wales investigating a series of bizarre and malicious events, including the hit-and-run deaths of a boy and girl. Although Duffy tries to make us believe that Patrick and Ingrid are skilled, brilliant operatives, they fall all too easily into the clutches of thugs who run a survival school that trains international terrorists. We can guess why Patrick has been lugging around an antique naval cannon; it will surely go off before the book ends. It does, leaving the silly plot in ruins.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

December 1991 : USA Hardback
Title: Rook-Shoot
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-312-06456-X / 978-0-312-06456-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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March 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: Rook Shoot
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 0-7499-0051-2 / 978-0-7499-0051-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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Paperback Editions

August 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: Rook Shoot
Author(s): Margaret Duffy
ISBN: 1-85389-399-4 / 978-1-85389-399-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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