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The Resource Bone Rattler

Bone Rattler

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Bone Rattler
Title
Bone Rattler
Statement of responsibility
Eliot Pattison
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Language
eng
Summary
The Edgar Award winner's acclaimed mystery set in colonial America is "The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI" (Entertainment Weekly). Unfairly convicted and force into indentured servitude, young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum finds himself aboard a prisoner ship bound for the New World. A series of mysterious deaths plagues the passengers and claims the life of Duncan's dear friend Adam Munroe. Enlisted by his captors to investigate, a strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War. Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions—the British, rogue Scots, the French, the Huron, and the Iroquois—are engaged in battle. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are resolved. "Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series, Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding" first novel in his acclaimed Bone Rattler series (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
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Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and seeming suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners that thrusts him into a bloody maw of the French and Indian War. As the only man aboard with any medical training, Duncan is ordered to assemble evidence to hold another prisoner accountable for the deaths - or face punishment that will mean his own death. His conclusions suggest that the wave of violence is somehow linked to the "savages" of the American wilderness. Duncan's suspicions that the prison company is to be sacrificed in the war seem to be confirmed when he learns that they are all indentured to Lord Ramsey's estate in the uncharted New York woodlands, a Heart of Darkness where mutiple warring fractions are engaged in a physical, psychological, and spiritual battle. Following a strange trail of clues that seem half Iroquois and half Highland Scot, mesmerized by the Lord Ramsey's beautiful daughter, and frequently defying death in a dangerous wilderness populated by grizzled European settlers, mysterious scalping parties, and Indian sorcerers, Duncan McCallum, exiled chief of his near-extinct clan, finds the source of all evil at the site of an Indian massacre
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197445
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pattison, Eliot
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Bone rattler mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a mystery of colonial America
Label
Bone Rattler
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OVERDRIVE:2e12d2ac-5ec3-4a16-a841-0168d4b72551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781582439549
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optical disk
Label
Bone Rattler
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2e12d2ac-5ec3-4a16-a841-0168d4b72551
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781582439549
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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