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Gardiner, Meg. CHINA LAKE - Hodder & Stoughton 2002- SIGNED

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China Lake by Meg Gardiner. 2002 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, China Lake by Meg Gardiner, published in 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title China Lake
Author Meg Gardiner
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2002
ISBN 0340822473
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 346
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.61

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and metalic lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. The book is complete with it's wrap-around band which is also fine.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

Stephen King praised Gardiner on his website in December and interest in her work has been growing ever since. He then wrote extensively about Gardiner again in his Entertainment Weekly column published on February 9 where he said he was staggered that she was not published in the US. 'I mean, this woman is as good as Michael Connelly and far better than Janet Evanovich', wrote King, who advises readers to start with China Lake - Gardiner’s first book in her Evan Delaney series.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner was born in Oklahoma and raised in Santa Barbara, California. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Economics, she went on to attend Stanford Law School and to practise law in Los Angeles. Later she taught in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.

Synopsis of this title

Evan Delaney is a heroine of our times: a woman with a big heart, a quick tongue and a hot temper that gets her into trouble. She is shocked to discover that Tabitha, her ex-sister-in-law, has joined The Remnant - the Reverend Pete Wyoming's fanatical band of disciples. And that Tabitha is trying to regain custody of her six-year-old son, Luke, currently in Evan's care while his father is posted to the Naval Air Warfare Center. Then one of the Remnant is killed, and Evan's brother is the prime suspect. With her boyfriend, lawyer Jesse Blackburn, Evan tries to clear her brother's name and rescue her nephew. In doing so, she finds herself caught up in a wild plan to steal weapon, and a blazing inferno on a Santa Barbara hillside.

Reviews of this title


Guardian newspaper
A fast-paced ride through some of the more dubious nooks and crannies of the American dream.

Sunday Telegraph newspaper
A welcome addition to the ranks of American thriller writers.

Publishing News
'compelling tale, a powerful mix of murder, terrorism and a wealth of dark secrets.'

Writers Forum
'Meg Gardiner's writing crackles with energy'

'Sure-footed, action-packed'

Hull Daily Mail
'A great first novel. Fast and hard-edged. Buy it, read it'

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