Living Witness

Living Witness

Book - 2009
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Gregor Demarkian investigates the murders of several local women, who had filed a lawsuit against the town school board for including the theory of Intelligent Design in the school curriculum, evaluating both creationists and evolutionists as possible suspects.

McMillan Palgrave
In her 91 years, Ann-Victoria Hadley has often been the most hated person in Snow Hill, Pennsylvania. But now, it’s worse than ever. After a new school board inserted “intelligent design” into the curriculum, they were sued by a coalition including Hadley, the one member of the board who wouldn’t go along with the rest. With the trial about to start and the town a national laughing stock, Annie-Vic is found clubbed into unconsciousness and not expected to survive. The local police chief, one of the school board members, can’t investigate it himself and doesn’t trust the state police. So he brings in Gregor Demarkian.

Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent, is happy to help—his wedding is coming up and he’s desperate for a bit of time away from his too-involved neighbors on Cavanaugh Street in Philadelphia. Even if it is to investigate a brutal crime in a powder-keg of a small town.


Blackwell North Amer
In the course of her ninety-one years, Ann-Victoria Hadley has frequently been the most hated person in Snow Hill, Pennsylvania. But as bad as it's been in the past, now it's worse than ever. After a new school board inserted Intelligent Design into the curriculum, they were sued by a coalition including Hadley, the one member of the board who wouldn't go along with the majority. With the trial about to start and the town held up as a national laughingstock, Annie-Vic, as she is commonly known, is found brutally beaten - clubbed into unconsciousness and not expected to survive. The local police chief, part of the school board being sued, can't handle the case himself out of concern that it will appear to be a conflict of interest, and he doesn't want to turn over the investigation to the state police. Looking for an impartial and unimpeachable figure to handle the crime before the situation gets even more out of control, the police chief decides to hire Gregor Demarkian.
Gregor Demarkian, former FBI agent and frequent consultant on high-profile cases, is only too happy to help. With his wedding coming up, he's desperate for a bit of time away from his too-involved neighbors on Cavanaugh Street in Philadelphia. Even if it is to investigate a brutal crime in a powder keg of a small town.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312380861
0312380860
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 25 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 05, 2016

(Book 24 in the Gregor Demarkian series)

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TYNMAN
May 14, 2015

This was an OK novel in this genre, but there were many grammatical, typographical and punctuation errors throughout the book which made it difficult to read and comprehend at times. I am wondering why this book was produced so poorly, and I would be really upset if I was the author due to the lack of proofreading and editorial oversight.

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