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Cruel Victim

(A book in the John Samson series)
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A young girl is abducted from a religious cult and held captive in an isolated English cottage in the Fens for "deprogramming". Her parents aren't worried. They arranged the kidnapping. Brut her grandfather doesn't trust the unorthodox experts who differ in temperament and openly disagree about the methods to be employed in the cleansing of their ward's mind.
Caroline Moore had left home to join a so-called religious community known as Eventide Joy, which claimed to minister to the aged. On closer examination, however, it appeared Eventide Joy had a greater interest in diverting old people's money into the sect's pocket than it had in directing any senior souls to heaven.
Enter Samson, the corpulent detective obsessed with clocks and the concept of time, who is hired by Caroline's grandfather to find the brainwashed beauty and her deprogrammers.In the midst of his search, an ordinary, though ugly, crime is committed - and an extraordinary one planned. A seemingly helpless victim, Caroline displays a talent for cunning and ruthlessness when matters come to crisis.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Cruel victim
Author(s): Miles Tripp
ISBN: 0-312-17769-0 / 978-0-312-17769-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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January 1979 : UK Hardback

Title: Cruel Victim
Author(s): Miles Tripp
ISBN: 0-333-23080-9 / 978-0-333-23080-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Cruel Victim: John Samson Series
Author(s): Miles Tripp
Publisher: PFD Books
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