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Days without Number by Robert Goddard
  

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Some secrets are best kept hidden...Nick Paleologus is summoned to resolve a dispute that threatens to tear his family apart. His father, Michael, is a retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium. Michael has received a hugely generous offer for the family home in Cornwall, but refuses to sell.

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Days without Number by Robert Goddard

Some secrets are best kept hidden...Nick Paleologus is summoned to resolve a dispute that threatens to tear his family apart. His father, Michael, is a retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium. Michael has received a hugely generous offer for the family home in Cornwall, but refuses to sell - and refuses to divulge why. But soon the stalemate between Nick's siblings and their father is tragically broken. And only then do they discover why their father was bound to protect the house at all costs. Their desperate efforts to conceal the truth drag them into a deadly conflict with an unseen and unknown enemy. Soon, Nick realises the only chance they have of escaping from their persecutor's trap is to hunt this ruthless adversary down. But the hunt involves excavating a terrible secret from their father's past. And once that secret is known, nothing will ever be the same again.


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Fuses history with crime, guilty consciences and human fallibility in a way that makes his books an intelligent escapist delight The Times An absorbing, contemporary thriller with a hint of mysticism. Highly recommended Good Book Guide Gripping... woven together with more twists than a country lane Daily Mail


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Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was our Guest Editor in March 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are: Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone, Sea Change, Dying to Tell, Days Without Number and Play to the End, Sight Unseen, Name to a Face, Found Wanting, Long Time Coming and Blood Count.

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Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Robert Goddard

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780552164900

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