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Released October 19, 2016
ISBN 9781559707138

£30.00

In "The Verge Practice," Kathy Kolla and David Brock, Scotland Yard s superlative detective duo, take on a puzzling case in the posh world of big-name international architecture, and it has them chasing red herrings and hopping fences from London to Barcelona.Charles Verge, a powerful, cutting-edge architect, has disappeared into the blue, leaving behind his firm; his beloved and pregnant daughter; and his young and very dead wife. The case is stalled, and, after months of fruitless searching leaves the authorities desperate to save face, Detective Chief Inspector Brock and Detective Sergeant Kolla are called in.All of London is abuzz with questions about the high-profile case, which will send Kolla and Brock to some less-than-scenic locales in Barcelona, and back to their own stomping ground where suspicion of internal corruption comes much closer to home than they would like. As the investigation uncovers a dizzying web of possible suspects including an ex-con gardener, a sinister doctor, and the missing Verge himself it will reveal more than one crack in the shiny windows of the Verge practice s sleek facade."

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Barry Maitland

Barry Maitland is the author of the acclaimed Brock and Kolla series of crime mystery novels, which are set in London, where Barry grew up after his family moved there.

Barry studied architecture at Cambridge University, and went on to work as an architect in the UK, then took a PhD in urban design at the University of Sheffield, where he also taught and wrote a number of books on architecture and urban design. In 1984 he moved to Australia to head the architecture school at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, and held that position until 2000. He now writes fiction full time, and lives in the Hunter Valley, Australia.

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