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I will ruin you : a novel / Linwood Barclay.

Barclay, Linwood, (author.).

How would you react in a life-or-death situation?  It’s a question everyone asks themselves, but few have to face in real life. English teacher Richard Boyle certainly never thought he would find himself talking down a former student intent on harming others, but when Mark LeDrew shows up at Richard’s school with a bomb strapped to his chest, Richard immediately jumps into action. Thanks to some quick thinking, he averts a major tragedy and is hailed as a hero, but not all the attention focused on him is positive.  Richard’s brief moment in the spotlight puts him in the sights of a deranged blackmailer with a score to settle. The situation rapidly spirals out of control, drawing Richard into a fraught web of salacious accusations and deadly secrets. As he tries to uncover the truth he discovers that there’s something deeply wrong in the town—something that ties together Mark, the blackmailer, and a gang of ruthless drug dealers, and Richard has landed smack in the middle of it. He’s desperate to find a way out, but everyone in his life seems to be hiding something, and trusting the wrong person could cost him everything he loves.  What price will he pay for one good deed? Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063276314
  • ISBN: 0063276313
  • ISBN: 9780063276321
  • ISBN: 0063276321
  • Physical Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2024.
Subject: Boyle, Richard (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
LeDrew, Mark (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Teachers > Fiction.
Bombings > Prevention > Fiction.
School violence > Fiction.
Drug traffic > Fiction.
Extortion > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
School fiction.

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  • 15 of 68 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milton.


  • 14 current holds with 68 total copies.
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Milton Public Library A BAR (Text) 33226001117532 MLTM New Fiction Available -

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