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The Blood Runs Hot

The Blood Runs Hot

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Two petrol bombs thrown on the Cakewalk promenade, a sports reporter and his bike rammed off a cliff, a policeman thrown through a plate-glass display window in the city centre and left to die. All this is 'a quiet summer weekend' in the dockland city of Canton and its Art Deco resort town of Ocean Beach.

Chief Inspector Sam Hoskins links the investigation of these crimes, but political chicanery hampers him on both sides: on the left is ambitious young Eve Ricard riding to national fame and fortune on 'women's issues, media bias, and insensitive policing'; to the right is the monstrously corrupt councillor and aged razor-boy Carmel Cooney, with his girls and clubs and rackets . . .

'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

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Hardback Editions

March 1988 : UK Hardback
Title: The Blood Runs Hot
Author(s): Richard Dacre
ISBN: 0-333-46002-2 / 978-0-333-46002-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blood Runs Hot (Murder Room)
Author(s): Donald Thomas
ISBN: 1-4719-0447-4 / 978-1-4719-0447-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Murder Room
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