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Worse Than Dead

(2014)
(The second book in the Inspector Drake series)
A novel by

 
 
A ferry leaves Dublin....

The chief engineer lies dead on the car deck....

There's a killer on board....

Inspector Drake is called from a seminar on cybercrime to meet the ferry docking at the port of Holyhead. Frank Rosen, the chief engineer, lies on the car deck, a knife through his heart. For the first time, Drake knows where the killer is, but he doesn't know who. When Rosen's house is ransacked the night after he's killed, Drake knows the killer was looking for something. The data stick Rosen's wife finds may hold the clues. But the codes and numbers on it only complicate the investigation. And then Drake's cousin makes contact and tells him he has information. But can Drake rely on him, or does he have another agenda? And when the team discover a direct link to drug dealing in North Wales and beyond, there are powerful forces at work.

Drake's cousin drags Drake's family into the middle of the case that piles the pressure on Drake, who's facing regular counseling for his OCD and the prospect of losing his father to cancer. When Drake's superior demotes him and acts entirely against protocols, Drake knows that something is wrong. Establishing the evidence takes him to Dublin and Cardiff and then on a last minute chase over North Wales to catch the killer.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Stephen Puleston's Worse Than Dead

Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Worse Than Dead (Inspector Drake) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
ISBN: 1-5234-2360-9 / 978-1-5234-2360-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Worse Than Dead: Inspector Drake, Book 2
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
Publisher: Stephen Puleston
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Worse Than Dead: Inspector Drake, Book 2
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
Publisher: Stephen Puleston
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Worse Than Dead: Inspector Drake, Book 2
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
Publisher: Stephen Puleston
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Worse Than Dead: Inspector Drake, Book 2
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
Publisher: Stephen Puleston
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Worse Than Dead: An exciting British crime thriller (Inspector Drake Book 2)
Author(s): Stephen Puleston
Publisher: Stephen Puleston
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU