Death of an Addict

A Hamish MacBeth Mystery
By M. C. Beaton (Electronic Book, 2001)
Tommy Jarret is a young former heroin addict from Strathbane. Happyabout his drug-free future, he had rented a chalet and was writing abook about recovery. Hamish Macbeth is surprised to hear of his suddendeath from an overdose because Tommy had seemed so happy and his lifehad even taken a spiritual bent after he had joined a local New Agegroup, the Church of the Rising Sun.

Macbeth pokes around and becomes suspicious of the church. Posing ashomeless and depressed, he joins the church and volunteers his servicesas a handyman. Although he doesn't find anything strange other than thechurch's belief that all troubles stem from sexual oppression, hissuperiors have been separately investigating the source of widespreaddrug infiltration into the Highlands and have also been poking aroundthe church. Hamish is asked by the commanding officer, DetectiveInspector Olivia Chater, to go undercover as a husband and wife team, posing as large-scale drug barons. In their new Armani-clad, chauffeuredexistence, they travel to Amsterdam and uncover an operation that isstrangely ordinary, but hardly an ordinary case.

Tommy Jarret is a young former heroin addict from Strathbane. Happyabout his drug-free future, he had rented a chalet and was writing abook about recovery. Hamish Macbeth is surprised to hear of his suddendeath from an overdose because Tommy had seemed so happy and his lifehad even taken a spiritual bent after he had joined a local New Agegroup, the Church of the Rising Sun.

Macbeth pokes around and becomes suspicious of the church. Posing ashomeless and depressed, he joins the church and volunteers his servicesas a handyman. Although he doesn't find anything strange other than thechurch's belief that all troubles stem from sexual oppression, hissuperiors have been separately investigating the source of widespreaddrug infiltration into the Highlands and have also been poking aroundthe church. Hamish is asked by the commanding officer, DetectiveInspector Olivia Chater, to go undercover as a husband and wife team, posing as large-scale drug barons. In their new Armani-clad, chauffeuredexistence, they travel to Amsterdam and uncover an operation that isstrangely ordinary, but hardly an ordinary case.

Product Details

Death of an Addict
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780759541917
  • On Sale Date: 03/06/2001
Death of an Addict