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Red Lightning

(1998)
(The fifth book in the Larry Cole series)
A novel by

 
 
When scientist Jonathan Gault is fired from his high-paying job at a military research facility, he is desperate to find new sponsors for his bizarre experiments. Gault's new racket is a deadly home security business for the ultra-rich: booby-trapping their property with high-voltage electricity and snake venom injection devices. Kate Ford, investigative journalist, is tipped off about Gault's shady business. She sets out to uncover his scheme, but soon finds that she may be in over her head, as Gault won't hesitate to use any means necessary to rid himself of the snoop on his trail. Larry Cole, Chief of Detectives for the CPD, is led to Gault by his investigation into the recent strange deaths of criminals in booby traps. Cole and Ford team up to try and stop the renegade scientist, who has now built a solar-powered vehicle equipped with a flamethrower and a laser beam, which he has nicknamed Red Lightning. Gault's ingenuity, coupled with his fondness for high-powered explosives and deadly snakes, may well make him the most powerful foe Cole has ever faced.


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"Hugh Holton is a master storyteller. Don't miss this book!" - Andrew M Greeley


Used availability for Hugh Holton's Red Lightning

Hardback Editions

June 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red Lightning (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Author(s): Hugh Holton
ISBN: 0-312-86687-9 / 978-0-312-86687-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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Paperback Editions

March 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Lightning (A Larry Cole Mystery)
Author(s): Hugh Holton
ISBN: 0-8125-8912-2 / 978-0-8125-8912-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 1999 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Lightning (Larry Cole)
Author(s): Hugh Holton
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA