Milk Treading

Milk Treading

by Nick Smith
     
 

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Life isn't easy for Julius Kyle, a jaded crime hack with the Post. When he wakes up on a sand barge with his head full of grit he knows things have to change. But how fast they'll change he doesn't guess until his best friend Mick jumps to his death off a fifty-foot bridge outside the Post's window. Worst of all, he's a cat. That means keeping himself scrupulously…  See more details below

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Life isn't easy for Julius Kyle, a jaded crime hack with the Post. When he wakes up on a sand barge with his head full of grit he knows things have to change. But how fast they'll change he doesn't guess until his best friend Mick jumps to his death off a fifty-foot bridge outside the Post's window. Worst of all, he's a cat. That means keeping himself scrupulously clean, defending his territory and battling an addiction to milk. Life isn't easy for a small cat with a big mouth, uttering words that could lead to a riot - or a war. So when the lovely Moira begs Julius for help, Julius is drawn brutally into a life he has only lived in his novels - the life of his hero sleuth Tiger Straight. The cats live in a city called Bast, a sprawling world of alleyways and claw-shaped towers. Julius has to contend with political intrigue, territorial disputes and dog-burglars. For murder, mystery, mayhem and milk treading ...join Julius as he prowls deeper and deeper into the crooked underworld of Bast.

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Smith writes with wit and energy, creating a memorable brood of characters, and skillfully building the sense of unease between sides as the action zeroes in towards its bloodthirsty conclusion.—Allan Radcliffe
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Absolutely chockablock with surprises. A fantastic book... with a lot of humour in it. It's got all the ingredients of a human-based thriller - politics, suspense, drama, a bit of a love affair... a very effective job of giving the cats human characteristics. It's for cats everywhere, cat lovers everywhere, mystery lovers everywhere, readers everywhere... destined to become a bestseller. A hint of Raymond Chandler - a dark side that I like. A twist that as far as I know hasn't been done.—Alan Hardwicke

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842820377
Publisher:
Luath Press, Limited
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Smith was born in Bristol in 1972. At the age of 15 he won an award at the Avon Poetry Festival, and has since had poems and articles published in various newspapers and magazines. In 1997 Nick set up The Film School Scotland. He now lives in the US. His first novel, Milk Treading, was an Amazon top 10 bestseller. Nick is also the author of The Kitty Killer Cult.

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