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Out Cold: A Brady Coyne Novel
     

Out Cold: A Brady Coyne Novel

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by William G. Tapply
 

Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney, whose routine legal work and sedate lifestyle usually keep him far away from trouble. Unfortunately, one cold January morning, trouble comes to him. When Brady lets his dog out into the backyard of his Back Bay brownstone, he finds a girl buried under the snow in Brady's back yard. A teenager, maybe fifteen or sixteen, who had

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Brady Coyne is a Boston attorney, whose routine legal work and sedate lifestyle usually keep him far away from trouble. Unfortunately, one cold January morning, trouble comes to him. When Brady lets his dog out into the backyard of his Back Bay brownstone, he finds a girl buried under the snow in Brady's back yard. A teenager, maybe fifteen or sixteen, who had apparently crawled into the backyard, bleeding, in the middle of the night, only to die from hypothermia and blood loss. The singular clue to her identity is a small piece of paper with the brownstone's address scribbled on it.
Now Brady is determined to find out who the girl was, why she had his address, and what happened to her. But the mysterious girl's death is only the beginning - someone out there knows Brady is trying to find out what happened that night and is willing to do anything, or kill anyone, to keep the truth from coming out.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the start of Tapply's entertaining 22nd Brady Coyne novel (after 2005's Nervous Water), the Boston lawyer's dog uncovers a pregnant teenager dying in his snow-covered backyard. After the coroner finds Brady's Beacon Hill address in the girl's pocket, Brady pursues the girl's identity among street kids, a couple of whom shortly turn up murdered. The investigation leaps forward when Brady's girlfriend, Evie Banyon, recognizes the girl from the morgue photos, and another clue leads to a defunct New Hampshire genetics lab. Brady heads north to question the geneticist who headed the lab and becomes convinced that the man has something to hide. In the page-turning denouement, Brady outfits himself commando-style to survey the scientist's secluded farmhouse and learn the truth. Longtime series fans will be most rewarded. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A mysterious pregnancy holds the key to a terrible secret. On a frigid January morning, Brady Coyne's dog, let out in the yard, finds the body of a young woman who's come there to die. Nobody knows who the snow-covered victim is. Nobody knows whether she died of a miscarriage or an abortion, or why someone only two or three months pregnant should have been carrying such a well-developed child, or why a 16-year-old was taking fertility drugs in the first place. Most urgently, nobody knows why she had the Boston attorney's address in her pocket. Brady wonders whether she came to see the townhouse's former owners; Brady's ladylove Evie Banyon, off at a conference of hospital administrators; or Brady himself (Nervous Water, 2005, etc.). But he can't help feeling guilty that he was unable to save her life, so he asks several street people and prostitutes whether they can find out anything about her. His sense of guilt only deepens when his amateur operatives start to get themselves kidnapped or killed. Identifying the victim will be the beginning of a journey that will take Brady to a cozy New England town whose closemouthed citizens are helping to conceal a monstrous crime. Though the clues are doled out with an eye-dropper, the strong central idea makes Brady's 22nd case one of his meatiest and most disturbing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466801882
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/19/2006
Series:
Brady Coyne Novels , #22
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
332,891
File size:
311 KB

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Meet the Author

William G. Tapply was a contributing editor to Field&Stream and the author of numerous books on fishing and wildlife, as well as more than twenty books of crime fiction, including Nervous Water. He lived in Hancock, New Hampshire.
William G. Tapply was a contributing editor to Field&Stream and the author of numerous books on fishing and wildlife, as well as more than twenty books of crime fiction, including Third Strike, Hell Bent and Dark Tiger. He lived with his wife in Hancock, New Hampshire.

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