The Water Lily Cross, An English Garden Mystery

The Water Lily Cross, An English Garden Mystery

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Baker & Taylor
Searching for a missing botanist friend, Lawrence Kingston discovers that the missing man had been experimenting with aquatic plants and had been on the verge of announcing a horticultural breakthrough that could generate billions of dollars in revenue, following a trail that leads into the dark heart of danger and greed where ruthless men will do anything to achieve their own ends. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Lawrence Kingston is asked to search for a botanist friend who has gone missing. With nothing but a scrap of paper with a bewildering cryptic message, he begins to investigate. He discovers that his friend was experimenting with aquatic plants and has stumbled on a horticultural breakthrough with staggering implications, one that could ultimately generate billions of dollars in revenue: a unique and giant form of Amazonian water lily. Convinced that influential people are involved in the disappearance, he pursues more leads, but circumstances beyond his control plunge him deeper into jeopardy and a corporate world of ruthless, greedy men who are not to be stopped. Kingston presses on, knowing that his missing friend's life--and his own--both hang by a very slender thread.
As with the highly acclaimed The Lost Gardens, Eglin brings his botanical and literary skill to this new mystery.


Holtzbrinck
Lawrence Kingston is asked to search for a botanist friend who has gone missing. With nothing but a scrap of paper with a bewildering cryptic message, he begins to investigate. He discovers that his friend was experimenting with aquatic plants and has stumbled on a horticultural breakthrough with staggering implications, one that could ultimately generate billions of dollars in revenue: a unique and giant form of Amazonian water lily. Convinced that influential people are involved in the disappearance, he pursues more leads, but circumstances beyond his control plunge him deeper into jeopardy and a corporate world of ruthless, greedy men who are not to be stopped. Kingston presses on, knowing that his missing friend's life--and his own--both hang by a very slender thread.
As with the highly acclaimed The Lost Gardens, Eglin brings his botanical and literary skill to this new mystery.


Blackwell North Amer
Lawrence Kingston, retired professor, bon vivant, and would-be sleuth, is asked to help search for a botanist friend who has gone missing. With nothing but a scrap of paper bearing a bewildering cryptic message, he begins to investigate.
Using what he terms his "Times crossword logic," he discovers that his friend was experimenting with aquatic plants and has stumbled upon a horticultural breakthrough with staggering implications. The unprecedented discovery could benefit countless lives in undeveloped countries, generating billions of dollars globally.
Learning that influential and malicious people are involved in his friend's disappearance, Kingston becomes increasingly concerned. As he continues to investigate, he becomes inextricably ensnared in a web of bizarre incidents and unexplained murders. Too late to quit, and deceived by a duplicitous femme fatale, he finds himself in circumstances that spiral out of control, plunging him deeper into jeopardy in a corporate world of ruthless men who won't be stopped. But Kingston presses on, knowing that his missing friend's life and his own hang by a slender thread.

Baker
& Taylor

Searching for a missing botanist friend, Lawrence Kingston discovers that the missing man had been experimenting with aquatic plants and had been on the verge of announcing a horticultural breakthrough that could generate billions of dollars in revenue.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312365462
0312365462
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY EGLIN...A
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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Dec 09, 2016

(The third book in the English Garden Mystery series)

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