This listing is for Martin Cruz Smith Rose Paperback. Paperback: 364 pagesPublisher: Ballantine; First Trade Edition (1997)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 034539044XISBN-13: 978-0345390448 In the year 1872, mining engineer John Blair wants nothing more than to return to Africa. So when his commissioner asks him to investigate a disappearance in the English coal mining town of Wigan, he jumps on the opportunity in the hopes that a successful undertaking will help fund his next trip. But in a town where the very rich and the very poor live and work side by side, Blair's presence is mistrusted by many. And when he falls in love with Rose, a beautiful 'pit girl', things start to turn deadly. In a place where life is brutish, short and covered in coal dust, Blair must solve a mystery that will force him to confront his own heart of darkness. Martin Cruz Smith is the bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the Arkady Renko thrillers: Gorky Park, Polar Star, Red Square, Havana Bay, Wolves Eat Dogs, Stalin's Ghost and Three Stations. A recipient of the CWA Gold Dagger award for fiction in the UK, he is also two-time winner of the Hammett Prize in the United States. He lives in northern California with his wife and three children. Please see our other listings as we have many related items and various other treasures you may be interested in!!! I do combine winning products for savings on shipping and try to keep shipping charges as close to accurate as possible. Thanks for visiting our listings and especially for looking!!!