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Traces

Kingfisher

Everton Kohter is a young man on death row -- in nineteen days the Authorities will have him executed by lethal injection. But Luke Harding and his airborne robotic sidekick, Malc, have been tipped off that Everton didn't commit the murder, despite the overwhelming evidence. Against the ticking clock, Luke chases all of his leads—some of which include freak electrical storms and plane crash scenes. Can he piece together the truth that the Authorities failed to find?

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Chapter One
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A shiver enveloped the official executioner's body when he stepped into the
empty Death Cell. He always reacted badly to the dreadful atmosphere as he
entered the cold chamber in Block J of Cambridge Prison. Greg Roper didn't
let the unpleasant prickling put him off, though. To distract himself, he
imagined how he'd been chosen as the executioner. Of all the prison guards,
he had the name that sounded the most like the "Grim Reaper." Really, being
named Greg Roper had nothing to do with his job, but the thought brought an
ironic smile

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  • 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.
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