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The Zealot's bones

Mark, David John, 1977-2017
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From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way. He's been hired as bodyguard by a Canadian academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire. Stone can't see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them - but then a woman he briefly loved is killed. As he investigates he realises that she is just one of many - and that some deaths cry out for vengeance.
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The Zealot's bones / D.M. Mark.
London : Mulholland Books, 2017.
247 pages ; 25 cm
9781444798197 (hbk)
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