The Bell Tower

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Author: R.J. Ellory

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9781398712461

RRP: $34.99


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Death Row duty comes with three simple rules:

Do not make it personal

Do not question the system

Do not take justice into your own hands

Garrett Nelson will break every one of them.

Injured during a drug bust, Deputy Garrett Nelson finds himself out of the Sheriff’s Department. Uncertain of his future, he takes a job at a Florida Penitentiary. Situated on the grounds of an old Spanish mission, the bell tower is now an execution chamber.

After a dangerous manhunt for escaped convicts through the Everglades, Nelson’s belief in the justice system is tested to the limit. In a heartbreaking conflict of duty versus conscience, he must decide whether he’s willing to let the State execute an innocent man, or risk his own life and family in order to find the truth.

Gripping and heart-breaking by turns, and beautifully set against the backdrop of Florida’s Everglades, THE BELL TOWER is the latest literary suspense novel from the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.



‘Beautiful and haunting… A tour de force’ MICHAEL CONNELLY

‘Beautifully written novels that are also great mysteries’ JAMES PATTERSON

‘A uniquely gifted, passionate, and powerful writer’ ALAN FURST

‘In the top flight of crime writing’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

‘The master of the genre’ CLIVE CUSSLER

R.J. Ellory is a critically acclaimed author whose novels include the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize.

Ellory’s novels have been translated into twenty-six languages, and he has won the USA Excellence Award for Best Mystery, the Strand Magazine Best Thriller 2009, the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for A Simple Act of Violence, the St Maur Prize, the Avignon Readers’ Prize, the Livre de Poche Award and the Quebec Laureat. He has been shortlisted for a further thirteen awards in numerous countries, including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers’ Association.

To find out more visit or follow him on X @rjellory

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