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The Diabolus Legacy
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For Cormag Macleod, the dead haunt the shadows.
And his refuge is the bottle. But in Sydney Cove in 1875, there is enough filth and crime to distract him, and his unorthodox police methods are effective in a town where the law is a thin murky line.
That’s why being sent to a small town in the middle of nowhere to investigate a murder feels like punishment. And to make matters worse, being nursemaid to a constable barely old enough to shave is the last straw. But in the Allyn River valley, he will discover that the gruesome murders taking place are the work of something sinister and familiar.
As the townsfolk begin to panic, and the local lawmakers seek to blame, old prejudices will surface and threaten to destroy the delicate fabric of the small hamlet. And Macleod will discover that he can never truly put his past behind him, no matter how far he runs.
Kirkus Independent Reviews
A somber, readable tale of frontier psychodrama.
Falconer’s whodunit, set in 19th-century Sydney Cove, New South Wales, stars a haunted, hard-drinking investigator.
Falconer draws this provincial world well, although the book’s most memorable creation is Macleod himself, a hard man with a soft heart and a jaded worldview
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