Snowbird's Blood

Snowbird's Blood

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Baker & Taylor
Terminally ill, Cannert heads to Florida to search for his missing wife, Martha, who had been looking for the right place for the two of them to retire and wait for his death, looking into rumors about the disappearances of other "snowbirds," while a woman, found near death and slowly recovering in a mental hospital, struggles to remember who she is and who wants her dead. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Cannert is searching throughout Florida for his missing wife, Martha. While he was in the hospital, coping with the latest round of treatment for his terminal cancer, Martha was in Flordia looking for an appropriate place for the two of them to retire and for him to die. When he recovered enough to get out of the hospital, Martha had disappeared without a trace. Unsure whether she'd simply left him, whether she'd been killed along the road in Flordia, or something else more sinister, Cannert is on a slow search of the likely places she might have stopped, looking into rumors and quiet whispers of old people - aka 'snowbirds' - disappearing.
While he searches, a woman found badly abused, near death, with a massive head injury, slowly recovers in a mental hospital. She remembers almost nothing, only knowing someone out there is looking for her. And, with no knowledge of who she is, and where she can go, she goes on the run from a shadowy man that she spies watching her from outside the hospital's fence.
A classically noir novel about justice, retribution, aging -- and the dark underside of society.


Blackwell North Amer
On a quest to enjoy his last days in the temperate climate of Florida, Cannert sends his wife, Martha, ahead to the area to scout out an appropriate place to live and die while he endures the latest treatment for his terminal cancer. Upon leaving the hospital, however, he finds that Martha has vanished, seemingly without a trace. Unsure of whether she's left him, fallen victim to some kind of accident on her way to Florida, or encountered something more sinister, Cannert sets out to follow the trail of likely places she might have stopped. He picks up on rumors, quite whispers, of other old folks, "snowbirds," as they are called, who have also mysteriously disappeared.
Meanwhile, a woman who was found badly abused and near death, with a massive head injury, is slowly recovering in a mental hospital. She remembers almost nothing, but she is certain someone out there is looking for her. And with no knowledge of who she is or where she can go, she is suddenly on the run from a shadowy man she spies watching her from outside the hospital's fence. Where these two stories converge is the center of a classically noir novel about justice, retribution, aging - and the dark underside of society.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312241117
0312241119
Characteristics: 229 p. ; 22 cm

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