Lost Bullet


Malcolm Rose


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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.

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Chapter One
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

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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.

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Malcolm Rose

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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Lost Bullet
Malcolm Rose


American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
April 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753458303
ISBN10: 0753458306
Middle-Grade Fiction
7 1/2 x 5 1/5 inches, 204 pages
Age Range: 10 to 13
Grade Range: 5 to 8

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