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The House of Dust (Quint Dalrymple #5)

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April, 2028, and independent Edinburgh is facing a mounting crime wave. Experts from the utopian university-state of New Oxford recommend an extreme deterrent - a maximum security prison alongside the central tourist zone. At the prison opening ceremony, the unthinkable happens - an Edinburgh guardian is shot. Having linked New Oxford to the assassination, maverick investi ...more
ebook, 416 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Severn Select (first published June 7th 2001)
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This book is one in a series set in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 2020's after the world economy has collapsed into scattered city-states due to wars and drugs. Edinburgh is tightly run by the Guardians with the support of auxiliaries, who are referred to by their numbers rather than their names. The Guardians proclaim the city crime-free, but then hire Quint (Quintilian) Dalrymple to solve the crimes that occur. Quint is supported by a great group of friends and acquaintances who are interesting a ...more
May 28, 2012 Lorna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining futuristic who dumnnit set in Edinburgh and Oxford in 2028. Trying to be a bit Orwellesque (if there is such a word) though lacking in subtlety but it kept me reading
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Paul Johnston was born in Edinburgh, studied Greek at Oxford, and now divides his time between the UK and a small Greek island. His highly-acclaimed Quintilian Dalrymple series won the John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first crime novel.

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* Matt Wells
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