Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Sometimes the dead don't stay buried Nick Graves ran wild in the years before he turned respectable and began plying the trade that his father had taught him.
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But when he woke to the truth that the life of a renegade would lead to nothing but an early grave, he left his lawless companions behind in the dust. Now Nick buries the dead for a living -- but his tainted past w Sometimes the dead don't stay buried Now Nick buries the dead for a living -- but his tainted past won't let him be.
A man he once rode with -- a stone killer named Red Parks -- wants Graves to pay for his desertion and his defiance. And Red's brought the old gang with him to hit Nick where he's most vulnerable: his family.
Dead Man's Promise by Marcus Galloway
When an innocent woman is caught in the crossfire, a rage that's been simmering for years is about to explode. With his maimed hand and a new kind of gun, Nick Graves is going to make sure that this time what's dead "stays" dead Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Most of all, Delaney remembers trying to hold it together as the eulogies were read out at Barnhill cemetery, then the shock of the shots as Black Watch riflemen fired across the grave. Photographs of the burial show Delaney collapsed in graveside grief. His legs gave way as it dawned on him that Elliott would never answer. The unspoken truth last Wednesday was how fearful Elliott had become in Helmand. The young private was desperate to come home.
During his two-week break from Afghanistan in mid-July, the two friends had chatted in Delaney's flat about the war.
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Normally, Elliott would have preferred not to dwell on Helmand, focusing on the present. Every moment with Kevin was a good time, he wanted to put a smile on everyone's face. But that night two months earlier, Elliott seemed perturbed, revealing how he had seen a fellow infantryman reduced to a bloody pulp after stepping on a hidden bomb. He was particularly haunted by another gruesome incident when, under fire and attempting to flee the battlefield, he was compelled to scoop up the body parts and internal organs of a fallen colleague from the dust to carry with him.
When the time came for Elliott to leave Dundee six weeks ago to return to Afghanistan, the soldier was despondent. At times it seemed like he knew something was going to happen," said Delaney. Two days before Elliott's death a letter — a "bluey" — from Afghanistan arrived at Delaney's flat. It was from soldier No. Typically, he tried hard to remain upbeat, revealing plans for a three-week holiday in Thailand with his army colleagues if he survived Helmand.
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Yet alongside the plans to "chill out and sunbathe" the contents betrayed a deep unease. Elliott was no stranger to war, having served in central Iraq during the Black Watch's controversial deployment to the notorious "Triangle of Death" in Afghanistan, according to Delaney, raised the stakes higher. Helmand had bred a different level of fear in men like Elliott. It spooked him. To say he had served in the two wars would have made him proud," Delaney said. Despite Delaney's warning that there were no jobs in Dundee, Elliott wanted to leave the Black Watch, admitting that he had no clear idea why British troops were fighting in Afghanistan.
bunwhizzlisma.cf He died in an ambush in Babaji district on 31 August. In the weeks before then, he had even started to say that UK forces should be withdrawn from Helmand. The pact was Elliott's idea: a year ago, while the friends were watching Delaney's widescreen television together, he began hypothesising about his funeral. They both laughed at the suggestion of wearing women's clothes and shook on it. It was decided that the dress would be as loud as possible: a pink number with green spots was the suggested colour combination.
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