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Dead Aim

(1971)
(A book in the Frank Hastings series)
A novel by

 
 
A pair of murders leaves Hastings torn between following his orders and listening to his gut.

After nearly a decade as a San Francisco cop, Frank Hastings is becoming something of a stranger to kindness. He feels perfectly at home in the Draper household -- a rundown Victorian not far from the streets on which he grew up -- where a social worker has been beaten to death by a man hiding in the bushes. The crime looks like a mugging, but something in the husband's manner tells Hastings there are secrets hidden in this shabby middle-class home.

He's closing in on the answers when a double homicide in posh Pacific Heights draws his attention away. Fearing bad publicity, his superiors tell him to drop everything and focus on this new killing, but Hastings can't get his mind off the death of Susan Draper. As he divides his time between the two murders, Hastings finds that for a man at home with cruelty, kindness can be terrifying.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Collin Wilcox's Dead Aim

Hardback Editions

August 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Dead Aim ([Detective])
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-7091-3415-0 / 978-0-7091-3415-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dead Aim
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
ISBN: 0-394-46854-6 / 978-0-394-46854-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Aim (The Lt. Hastings Mysteries)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
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November 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Aim (The Lt. Hastings Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Collin Wilcox
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon AU