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The House of Dust

by Paul Johnston

The House of Dust Synopsis

It's April 2028. Youth gangs roam the streets of independent Edinburgh, forcing the ruling Council of City Guardians to seek advice. Experts from the utopian university-state of New Oxford recommend an extreme deterrent - a maximum security prison alongside the central tourist zone. But at the prison opening ceremony an Edinburgh guardian is shot. Quint gathers evidence linking New Oxford to the assassination. Sent there to close the case, he finds a ruthless administration beneath the glossy hi-tech veneer. And a conspiracy which leads from New Oxford's mysterious heart - the place known only as the House of Dust - to his home city.

The House of Dust Press Reviews

Johnston's plotting is consummate and his characterisation deft. He is also a very funny political satirist...Very enjoyable * Observer on THE HOUSE OF DUST * This futuristic series is still refreshingly original and entertaining * Sunday Telegraph on THE BLOOD TREE * Johnston brings an intelligent perspective to the dark excitement of the thriller * Nicholas Blincoe, Observer on WATER OF DEATH * First-rate crime fiction with an original twist * Sunday Telegraph on THE BONE YARD * Hugely entertaining... engagingly imagined * The Times on BODY POLITIC *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340766132
Publication date: 6th January 2002
Author: Paul Johnston
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Fantasy, Crime & mystery,

About Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston has written four previous highly-acclaimed crime novels, the first of which, BODY POLITIC, won the CWA John Creasey Memorial Dagger. He divides his time between a small Greek island and Scotland where he was born and grew up.

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