A Dark Coffin (John Coffin Mystery, Book 27) by Gwendoline Butler

By Gwendoline Butler

A guy from John Coffin's previous is seeking his exact dual brother – a deadly guy, in a position to homicide. yet are their identities one and a similar? From the most appraised English crime writers, ideal for lovers of Agatha Christie. unhappy, savage and sour is what Stella Pinero says to her husband John Coffin, Commander of London's moment urban, of the homicide case which cuts into either their lives. Coffin is on the peak of his powers while he's shocked by means of a trip from the prior: Inspector Harry Trent, with whom Coffin had labored years in the past, is seeking his exact dual brother- a perilous guy; a guy who may have already got killed a girl; a guy Trent fears could threaten violence to the Macintoshes, the couple who fostered the twins as childrens. while Joe and Josie Macintosh are stumbled on stabbed to dying, Coffin has to find not just their killer, yet their actual identities. or even extra vital is the query placing over them all: who's this guy referred to as Harry Trent and what's he able to? the reply lies some time past- extraordinary, terrifyingly and horribly real...

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At its summit is the United States, with all other nations arranged in descending and hierarchical fashion around the American peak. The dollar ruled international currency, American popular culture reigned supreme. This basic fact has been the starting 36 THE S T R U G G L E FOR S U P R E M A C Y point for all thought and theory about the modern political economy. The two pillars, vestiges of the order of force, have been the two principal nuclear powers—the United States and the Soviet Union—who imposed their views on their respective alliances and were arbiters of regional conflicts.

Its center was New York, the de facto capital of a region whose prosperity was being driven by the technology of the electric motor, which made possible such timesaving, mass-produced consumer durables as the washing machine, the refrigerator, and the vacuum cleaner. The Second World War was the midwife of this market form. The desire of families for homemaking durables was met by the Keynesian, New Deal social-spending policies of the early postwar period that, above all, sought to put purchasing power and home ownership into the hands of the majority of Americans.

A process of increased integration and intensified rivalry is shaping this evolution. To understand where this double movement might lead, and which of these two spheres will ultimately dominate the other, it is useful to clarify certain facts and trends present in each of them. By Pacific sphere, I mean the group formed by the Pacific rim countries, that is to say (in a general sense), Oceania: the rapidly developing countries of East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong) and all the nations of North and South America.

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