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The Glass Box - cover

The Glass Box

Karl Hill

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

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Summary

A reclusive war veteran takes on an enemy closer to home, in this chilling novel by the author of the Adam Black thrillers . . .   John Smith has never been the same since Afghanistan, even after settling into much more peaceful surroundings in the mountains of Scotland. However, he finds some sense of purpose in helping a fourteen-year-old boy who is troubled by his mother’s abusive boyfriend and wants Smith to teach him how to fight back.   The boyfriend, Vincent, is guilty of more than domestic violence, though. After burning down a local building for a wealthy businessman, he commits murder while fleeing the scene. Now John Smith has a new enemy to fight. But can he survive this personal war when the tycoon corners him in a hidden location more dangerous than any distant battlefield?
Available since: 11/07/2022.
Print length: 342 pages.

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