OVERRIDE

Lost Bullet

Traces

Kingfisher

Recently qualified as a forensic investigator, Luke Harding is assigned to the slums of London, where he and Malc investigate a doctor's murder. They find a bullet wound to her head, but rain has washed away the bullet -- and all other clues. As more innocent doctors die, Luke's sleuthing leads him to a mysterious cult called The Visionaries. With no time to lose, Luke must infiltrate the sect and find the culprit before the bizarre shooting spree becomes an all-out massacre.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One
<p
The white boy walking along Tottenham Court Corridor spotted a tree snake
in the elder plant growing up the side of a house. He was about to move on,
staying away from it, when he was distracted by a small piece of paper that
fluttered out of an upstairs window. Pushed along by the breeze, the piece of
notepaper sailed straight toward his head. Owen grabbed it in his fist as if
he'd caught a moth that was threatening to land on his face. Immediately,
there was a scream. "White scum!" It was so loud, so angry, and so high-
pitched that

( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes/book-excerpts-section.phtml on line 26
Call Stack
#TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
10.0005235440{main}( )../index.php:0
20.01351195224Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
30.07975479696Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
40.08445816024Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
50.158510036408Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
60.158610043536PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
70.164610167712Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
80.164610168136Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
90.164910169072Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
100.164910169312Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
110.165210186360Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
120.165610205864include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
130.172510266440Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
140.172510266880Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
150.172510267320call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
160.172510267744Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
170.172610271528Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
180.173010288264Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
190.173410304960include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
200.173410307976Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
210.173410308416Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
220.173410308856call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
230.173410309280Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
240.173510314264Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
250.173610330984Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
260.173610331272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
270.173610332720Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
280.173610333160Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
290.173610333600call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
300.173610334024Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
310.173710338032Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
320.173710354752Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
330.173810355040include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
340.173810356680Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
350.173810357120Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
360.173810357560call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
370.173810357984Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
380.173910362216Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
390.173910378960Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
400.174210382208include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
410.174210383088Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
420.174210383528Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
430.174210383968call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
440.174210384392Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
450.174310387712Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
460.174410404480Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
470.175710556680include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/us-macmillan.phtml' )../View.php:108
481.155011170472include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes/book-excerpts-section.phtml' )../us-macmillan.phtml:809
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for Lost Bullet

Children's Literature
This title's likable hero and fast-paced action will hook most mystery readers instantly. Furthermore, the combination of Luke's entertaining antics and the unusual forensic details should help get even reluctant readers interested.
 
School Library Journal
This is a suspenseful, thoughtful, and humorous addition to the series.


Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Malcolm Rose is the author of more than twenty-five novels for young adults. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Rose has won many awards over the years, including the Angus Book Award for Tunnel Vision and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award for Plague. His first book in the Traces series, Framed!, was selected as a 2006 Best International Book by the International Reading Association.
BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

Lost Bullet

Traces
American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young, American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adults
  • Trade Paperback

BACK

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Kingfisher

BACK