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082 0 4 _aA823.4
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100 1 _aWhite, Michael,
_d1959-
_9292811
245 1 0 _aEquinox /
_cMichael White.
260 _aCarlton North, Vic. :
_bScribe Publications,
_c2006.
300 _a310 pages ;
_c24 cm.
336 _atext
_btxt
_2rdacontent
337 _aunmediated
_bn
_2rdamedia
338 _avolume
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_2rdacarrier
520 _aLaura Niven, a former New York journalist turned thriller-writer, returns to Oxford University (where she studied twenty years earlier) to help her daughter, Joanna, settle in to life as a first-year student. Laura stays with her former lover and Joanna's father, Philip Bainbridge, who is now a police-scene photographer. But the night before Laura is due to return to New York, Philip is called to a murder scene just outside Oxford. The victim is a young woman. Her throat has been slashed, her heart has been cut out, and in her chest cavity the police find an ancient-looking gold coin. The next day another murder is discovered with an almost identical MO this time, a silver coin has been left in the bowl of the murdered girl's skull. As Laura follows slender leads despite scepticism and resistance from the police, she soon discovers that these horrific murders are not just confined to the here and now. A story gradually emerges that connects the members of the Royal Society in the 1600s, including Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and Christopher Wren, with alchemy and a modern-day search for the Philosopher's Stone. With this knowledge, Laura becomes the one person who, in a desperate race against time, has any chance of stopping.
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610 2 0 _aRoyal Society (Great Britain)
_xHistory
_y17th century.
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_xInvestigation
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650 0 _aSerial murder
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650 0 _aCrime thriller
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650 0 _aJournalists
_zUnited States
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_zUnited States
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655 7 _aThrillers (Fiction)
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655 7 _aParanormal fiction.
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655 7 _aDetective and mystery fiction.
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655 0 0 _aThriller
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