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Head of Zeus
Camelback Falls
Camelback Falls by Jon Talton
 A Phoenix Cold Case, 3

A PHOENIX COLD CASE: David Mapstone has returned to Phoenix, Arizona, the desert city he left behind a lifetime ago. The ex-cop, ex-history professor is working the police dept's cold case desk, unearthing long-buried secrets. And he's good at it: as an ex-historian Mapstone knows the past is never past, as an ex-cop he knows he can't trust anybody...

CAMELBACK FALLS: When his friend Peralta, newly sworn in as sheriff, is shot by a sniper, Mapstone can't keep a cool, academic distance. And he'd better not: while Peralta lies comatose in the hospital, Mapstone is appointed acting sheriff.

As he struggles to make sense of this unwanted promotion, Mapstone must unravel the meaning of a cryptic note scrawled by Peralta before the shooting. The note simply reads: Camelback Falls. To decipher the message, Mapstone will have to confront his own past and the deadly consequences of a small-town shoot-out in 1979 that left he and Peralta standing over four dead bodies. For Mapstone, the past has never been so deadly.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 208pp * £4.99 * 9781781850282
'A great read!'
Michael Connelly
'A strong new voice in contemporary hard-boiled fiction'
Washington Post
'Talton crisply evokes Phoenix's New West ambience and keeps readers guessing with unexpected plot twists'
Publishers Weekly
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Jon Talton

Jon Talton
Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan who grew up in the same neighbourhood that Mapstone calls home. He is the author of nine novels, including the Mapstone mysteries, The Pain Nurse and Deadline Man.
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