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Blackwater

Blackwater

Author(s): James Henry

Location(s): Mersea Island

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1980s

January 1983, Blackwater Estuary

A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester – 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace.

Detective Inspector Nick Lowry, and his fellow officers Daniel Kenton and Jane Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain’s oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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