The Resource The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn

The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn

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The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Title
The white ghost
Title remainder
a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Statement of responsibility
James R. Benn
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Language
eng
Summary
"1943: In the midst of the brutal, hard-fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment: he's sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper (and future president) Jack Kennedy has been implicated. The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operative, whom Kennedy discovered on the island of Tulagi with his head bashed in. That's Kennedy's story, anyhow. Kennedy was recovering in the Navy hospital on the island after the sinking of his PT-109 motor torpedo boat. The military hasn't decided yet whether to make him a hero for surviving the attack, or have him court-martialed for losing the boat, and the last thing the Kennedy clan wants is a murder charge hanging over his head. Billy knows firsthand that he shouldn't trust Jack: the man is a charmer, a womanizer, and, when it suits his needs, a liar. But would he kill someone in cold blood? And if so, why? The first murder is followed by two more, and to find the killer, Billy must sort through a tangled, shifting web of motives and identities, even as combat rages all around him"--
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"1943: In the midst of the brutal, hard-fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment: he's sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper (and future president) Jack Kennedy has been implicated. The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operative, whom Kennedy discovered on the island of Tulagi with his head bashed in. That's Kennedy's story, anyhow. Kennedy was recovering in the Navy hospital on the island after the sinking of his PT-109 motor torpedo boat. The military hasn't decided yet whether to make him a hero for surviving the attack, or have him court-martialed for losing the boat, and the last thing the Kennedy clan wants is a murder charge hanging over his head. Billy knows firsthand that he shouldn't trust Jack: the man is a charmer, a womanizer, and, when it suits his needs, a liar. But would he kill someone in cold blood? And if so, why? The first murder is followed by two more, and to find the killer, Billy must sort through a tangled, shifting web of motives and identities, even as combat rages all around him"--
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10431024
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Benn, James R
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E6644
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Billy Boyle WWII mystery
Series volume
[10]
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Boyle, Billy
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn
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Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt from "Blue Madonna" (pages [1]-16)
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  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
337 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9781616957117
Lccn
2015014945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes an excerpt from "Blue Madonna" (pages [1]-16)
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
337 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9781616957117
Lccn
2015014945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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