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 A Darker Domain

by Val McDermid

"Detective Inspector Karen Pirie ... must handle two cold cases almost simultaneously. On behalf of a mother desperate to save her dying son through a bone-marrow transplant, Pirie seeks the woman's father, who disappeared 23 years ago during a miners' strike. In the other case, a journalist vacationing in Italy has uncovered new evidence regarding the kidnapping of the daughter of Sir Broderick Maclennan Grant, the richest man in Scotland. However, Sir Grant has the reporter, Bel Richmond, investigating the new evidence, and vital information is not always shared with the police. The plot weaves between the past and the present, the two cold cases, and the two women investigating them until it reaches a startling conclusion." -- Library Journal