Is it a coincidence when four people die at the same time with the horrible symptoms of mercury poisoning? Young detective Troy Goodhart and forensic specialist Lexi Iona Four don't think so. But what's the connection between the victims? They shared a dreadful death, but they lived in different parts of the country and didn't seem to have anything in common. This is a brilliant book from The Outer Reaches series, introducing a world with two species of humans. Written by award-winning author Malcolm Rose and featuring the sleuthing teenagers, detective Troy Goodhart and forensic specialist Lexi Iona Four, this story includes yet more excitingly gory crimes. Perfect for a teenage reader who wants a great book to get stuck into!
Malcolm Rose has written 38 science-based thrillers, mysteries and crime stories, highlighting the forensic science that lurks behind police investigations. He began writing stories as a hobby whilst talking a DPhil in Chemistry at York University. He then became a lecturer at various universities before becoming a full-time writer in 1996. Malcolm has won the Angus Book Award twice and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award. He is a member of the Society of the Authors.