Annotations for Less Than Dead


Baker & Taylor
After a grave is disovered on property being excavated for a new mall, Nick Polchak is called in to determine if this is a forgotten graveyard or evidence of a murder.

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Blackwell North Amer
All roads lead to the White House for John Henry Braden, the charismatic senator from Virginia aristocracy whose beautiful wife Victoria is the talk of Washington and the crown jewel of Endor, her backwoods Virginia hometown. But when bodies turn up on Braden's property - the site of a multimillion dollar construction project he's spearheading - the senator's spin doctors, led by his future first lady, must act quickly to quell a conspiracy that threatens to blemish their upcoming presidential campaign.
Enter entomologist Nick Polchak, the quirky bug expert enlisted by Special Agent Nathan Donovan to determine if the senator's boneyard is a forgotten cemetery or a grisly crime scene.
When the investigation breaks open, Polchak follows local legend to Alena Savard, a tortured pariah known to comb the woods with mongrel cadaver dogs in search of her missing father. In one night, the two uncover a mass grave teeming with deadly questions whose answers take them from the outskirts of Endor to the halls of Capitol Hill as they track a desperate killer bent on protecting a terrible secret.

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Thomas Nelson

Dogs have long been man's best friend, but the Bug Man's friends is a rare breed . . . the cadaver dog.

All roads lead to the White House for John Henry Braden, the charismatic senator from Virginia aristocracy whose beautiful wife Victoria is the talk of Washington and the crown jewel of Endor, her backwoods Virginia hometown.

But when bodies turn up on Braden's property--the site of a multimillion dollar construction project he's spearheading--the senator's spin doctors, led by his future first lady, must act quickly to quell a conspiracy before it blemishes their presidential campaign.

Enter entomologist Nick Polchak, the quirky bug expert enlisted to determine if the senator's bone yard is a forgotten cemetery or a crime scene.

To help with the investigation, Polchak follows local legend to Alena Savard, a mysterious woman known for her ability to turn mongrels into the best search dogs around. They soon find themselves on the trail of a desperate individual bent on protecting a terrible secret.

Less than Dead is an unforgettable tale of crime and concealment in the corridors of high-stakes politics--as well as in the deepest contours of the human heart.



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Thomas Nelson

Some secrets just won't stay buried.

When strange bones surface on a U.S. senator's property, the FBI enlists forensic entomologist Nick Polchak to investigate the forgotten graveyard. Polchak's orders are simple: figure out the mess.

But Polchak, known as the "Bug Man" because of his knowledge of insects and their interaction with the dead, senses darker secrets buried beneath the soil.

Secrets that could derail the senator's presidential bid.

Secrets buried in the history of a quaint Virginia town.

Secrets someone is willing to kill to protect.

With the help of a mysterious local woman named Alena and her uncanny cadaver dogs, Polchak sets out to dig up the truth.

But with a desperate killer hot on his trail, he'll be lucky to wind up anything less than dead.



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Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Dogs have long been man's best friend, but the Bug Man's friends is a rare breed . . . the cadaver dog.

All roads lead to the White House for John Henry Braden, the charismatic senator from Virginia aristocracy whose beautiful wife Victoria is the talk of Washington and the crown jewel of Endor, her backwoods Virginia hometown.

But when bodies turn up on Braden's property-the site of a multimillion dollar construction project he's spearheading-the senator's spin doctors, led by his future first lady, must act quickly to quell a conspiracy before it blemishes their presidential campaign.

Enter entomologist Nick Polchak, the quirky bug expert enlisted to determine if the senator's bone yard is a forgotten cemetery or a crime scene.

To help with the investigation, Polchak follows local legend to Alena Savard, a mysterious woman known for her ability to turn mongrels into the best search dogs around. They soon find themselves on the trail of a desperate individual bent on protecting a terrible secret.

Less than Dead is an unforgettable tale of crime and concealment in the corridors of high-stakes politics-as well as in the deepest contours of the human heart.



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