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Cold Water Burning

(2001)
(The sixth book in the Cecil Younger series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Cecil Younger is not a good private investigator. Yet for some reason, call it fate, he cannot give it up. As if he needed proof, there was the case of the unsolved murders aboard the Mygirl.

Three years ago someone brutally killed four people on the scow, soaked the deck with gasoline, and set all the evidence ablaze as he escaped in a red tin skiff. Two young men got out with their lives and a third was charged with the slayings. But in a crowded courtroom Cecil Younger helped the accused go free, knowing that the headline-grabbing trial did everything but get at the truth.

Now, the man charged with the Mygirl murders has disappeared and his wife believes someone has taken revenge. As a storm bears down on the Alaskan coast, two people connected with the case die in separate, sudden, and bizarre explosions of gunfire. Younger is sure that someone is trying to finish the deadly job begun on the Mygirl three years ago. But to find the answers he needs, Younger must leave the fragile shelter of his life - a life shared with his lover Jane Marie, their infant child, and housemate Toddy. A wooden sloop called the Naked Horse has left harbor for the wind-lashed sea. And out in the storm, chasing the Naked Horse, Cecil Younger will come face-to-face with everything he thought he knew, with a person he thought he trusted, and with the jagged pieces of a mystery taking a new, horrifying shape in his mind.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cold Water Burning
Author(s): John Straley
ISBN: 0-553-10643-0 / 978-0-553-10643-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cold Water Burning (A Cecil Younger Investigation)
Author(s): John Straley
ISBN: 1-61695-921-5 / 978-1-61695-921-0 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cold Water Burning
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ISBN: 0-553-58076-0 / 978-0-553-58076-1 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Water Burning (A Cecil Younger Investigation)
Author(s): John Straley
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU