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A Dream of Madness

(1987)
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We're not doing this for personal gain; we're fighting a war.

Clyde Fawley was introduced to guns at an early age by his uncle, Daniel O'Higgins. Uncle Danny saw Clyde as an instrument he could use to carry out the cherished plan that he was now too old to put into action himself. So he let the boy use the armoury and the shooting-range in the basement of his magnificent house in Riverside Drive in New York and took him on hunting trips to his lakeside cabin.

Clyde was an able pupil; he loved the guns and quickly became adept in their use. He also listened to his uncle's words and fell completely under their spell. All of which the old man noted with satisfaction. For O'Higgins had a dream and Clyde was an essential part of it.

It entailed for Clyde a journey to Dublin and thence to London. And it was there that the dream began to lose its glamour and assume the grisly aspect of a nightmare.

Praise for James Pattinson



'A crisp storyline and credible characters make it a cracker of a tale' - Bolton Evening News

James Pattinson was born on December 15, 1915. During World War II, he volunteered for the Royal Artillery in 1939 and was transferred to the maritime army to serve as a gunner on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships in 1941. After the war, he returned to poultry farming in Norfolk. In 1950, he began working on his first book, Soldier, Sail North, which was published in 1954. During his lifetime, he wrote over 100 books including Last in Convoy, Obituary for Howard Gray, and The Unknown. He died on October 18, 2009 at the age of 93.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 1988 : UK Textbook Binding
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Title: Dream of Madness (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7451-0739-7 / 978-0-7451-0739-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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May 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dream of Madness
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7090-2686-2 / 978-0-7090-2686-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : Paperback
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Title: A Dream of Madness
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 1-981002-07-3 / 978-1-981002-07-8
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dream of Madness
Author(s): James Pattinson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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