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Water of death

Author: Paul Johnston
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st St. Martin's Minotaur edView all editions and formats
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Edinburgh, 2025: an almost crime-free oasis surrounded by anarchic city-states. But global warming has turned summer into the Big Heat, and water, like everything else, is strictly rationed. Citizens live only for the weekly lottery drawing. When a recent winner goes missing, however, subversive investigator Quintilian Dalrymple is called in to deal with a case of the summertime blues.
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Dystopias
Named Person: Quintilian (Fictitious character) Dairymple
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Johnston
ISBN: 0312273118 9780312273118
OCLC Number: 46355294
Description: 391 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Paul Johnston.
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Edinburgh, 2025: an almost crime-free oasis surrounded by anarchic city-states. But global warming has turned summer into the Big Heat, and water, like everything else, is strictly rationed. Citizens live only for the weekly lottery drawing. When a recent winner goes missing, however, subversive investigator Quintilian Dalrymple is called in to deal with a case of the summertime blues.

Then a body is discovered face down in the Water of Leith, and the only clue to the death is a bottle of contraband whisky. Quint thinks he sees traces of a conspiracy to destabilize the city, as the body count -- like the temperature -- keeps on rising.

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