In Cold Daylight

by Pauline Rowson

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Inspired by a true story of fire-fighters who all died in the line of duty with a potential cover up over their deaths. A fast paced thriller to keep you gripped to the end.

In Cold Daylight Synopsis

UK fire-fighters are dying long after they’ve reached the safety of cold daylight from the burning darkness of a blaze. Why? Pauline Rowson, a fire-fighter’s wife, wrote the thriller In Cold Daylight after hearing that several fire-fighters from one watch had contracted cancer. Officially it was a co-incidence but is In Cold Daylight a metaphor for the callous way such fire-fighters are treated? Or is it simply a piece of fictional entertainment? Unravelling Rowson’s cryptic clues in this fast-paced, atmospheric novel, is like playing a thrilling game of ‘pass the parcel’. After unexpected twists, you peel off the layers of literary wrapping to eventually uncover the mystery. Fire-fighter Jack Bartholomew is murdered before he can reveal the truth behind a ship fire, which caused his own cancer and that of several members of his old crew. Jack hides the evidence and posts a cryptic message on a postcard to his best friend, marine artist Adam Greene, urging him to complete the investigation. Adam, haunted by a past tragedy and bullied by his father into depression, would rather be left in peace, but he’s forced to break these constraints by Jack’s death. Special Branch follows Adam’s investigations into secret government research, hazardous chemicals and a corrupt minister, which could bring down a government. Who then can we trust to seek cures? Just how many cover-ups are there? Is the Turner postcard of a battle ship on route to the scrap yard symbolic of real-life fire-fighters being discarded after contracting cancer? Is Adam Greene a metaphor for the UK’s environmental battle against higher powers? This book could open a debate that may do for fire-fighters what Ken Loach’s drama Kathy Come Home did for homelessness. The crime thriller is rarely associated with confronting such major issues – or has Rowson changed all this?

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ISBN: 9780955098215
Publication date: 01/02/2006
Publisher: Rowmark Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780955098215
Publication date: 1st February 2006
Author: Pauline Rowson
Publisher: Rowmark Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson lives on Hayling Island, Hampshire.  She wrote the thriller In Cold Daylight after hearing that several fire-fighters from one watch contracted cancer. Officially it was a co-incidence but is In Cold Daylight a metaphor for the callous way such fire-fighters are treated?  Or is it simply a piece of fictional entertainment?  Unravelling Rowson’s cryptic clues in this fast-paced, atmospheric thriller, is like playing a nail-biting game of ‘pass the parcel’.  After unexpected twists, you peel off the literary layers to eventually uncover the mystery.Below is a Q&A ...

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