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Long Time Coming

by Robert Goddard

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Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2010
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Paperback Original. Stephen Swan is amazed when he hears that the uncle he thought had been killed in the Blitz is actually alive. For nearly four decades, Eldritch Swan has been locked away in an Irish prison and now, at last, has been released. Shocked and suspicious, Stephen listens to the old man's story and is caught up in a tale that begins at the dawn of World War II, when Eldritch worked for an Antwerp diamond dealer with a trove of Picassos—highly valuable paintings that later disappeared. Stephen, who finds his uncle by turns devious, charming, and brazen, then meets Rachel Banner, a beautiful American who may have inherited the Picassos—and is determined to see justice done for her family. But in this tale of revenge and redemption, justice is the ultimate illusion. Eldritch, Stephen, and the woman Stephen has fallen in love with soon find themselves fighting for their lives—against sinister forces still guarding a secret that must never be revealed.

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"[An] irresistible thriller full of deceit, duplicity." - Publishers Weekly

"Although the plot is complex, Goddard's gift for suspense never flags." - Booklist

"Starred Review. More scattershot and less inevitable-seeming than Goddard's best work, but also sharper-edged than usual." - Kirkus Reviews

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Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard's Into the Blue was the winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award. He lives in Truru, Cornwall.

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