VALLEY OF DEATH
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First published in Great Britain by HarperCollinsPublishers 2019
Copyright © Scott Mariani 2019
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Cover design by Henry Steadman 2018
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Source ISBN: 9780008235963
Ebook Edition © May 2019 ISBN: 9780008235956
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