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The Touch Of Ghosts: Writer's Cut (Alex Rourke Book 1) by [Rickards, John]
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"The thing with avenging someone is that the victims who deserve it the most are always the ones who'd want it the least."


Boston private investigator Alex Rourke has had to overcome personal tragedy and the emotional trauma it's caused to him before. But that's nothing to what he faces when the disappearance of a young man from a tough part of town takes him to the back country of northern Vermont. Adam Webb wasn't the first person to vanish in this stretch of the Green Mountains, and he won't be the last. Ghost towns, drug trafficking, blood and violence, all secrets buried beneath the stark, clean white of the January snows.

With everything Alex holds dear either taken from him or quickly slipping through his grasp, keeping his sanity - and his life - will mean getting to the root of the evil in the frozen state. If he still wants either of those things, that is...


THE TOUCH OF GHOSTS: WRITER'S CUT is a heavily rewritten and re-edited version of a novel first published by Penguin in 2003. While both this and the original form of the story are mysteries, the redrafting process for the original turned the story largely into a conventional whodunnit - a form it was thoroughly ill-suited to - whereas at the time of first writing, the idea behind it was to create a crime thriller exploring the different ways people deal with loss and tragedy, where solving the crime took second place to coming through events with your humanity intact, and without grief and anger turning you into the very thing that had hurt you in the first place.

This novel is the first in the newly-reworked Alex Rourke series of stories.

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  • Print Length: 163 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A823WCI
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