Marathon / Brian Freeman.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured ... Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. As social media feeds a flood of rumors and misinformation, one spectator remembers being jostled by a young man with a backpack not far from the bomb site. He spots a Muslim man in a tourist's photo of the event and is convinced that this was the man who bumped into him in the crowd--but now the man's backpack is missing ... When he tweets the photo to the public, the young man, Khan Rashid, becomes the most wanted man in the city. And the manhunt is on ... But are the answers behind the Duluth bombing more complex than anyone realizes? And can Stride, Serena, and Maggie find the truth before more innocent people are killed?"-- Provided by publisher.
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      Summary: "Violence strikes the heart of Duluth when a bomb goes off at a marathon, bringing the FBI to Detective Jonathan Stride's city--was it terrorism, or something more personal?"-- Provided by publisher.
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      FREEMAN, B. Marathon. [s.l.] : Quercus, 2017. DisponĂ­vel em: . Acesso em: 22 nov. 2019.
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      Freeman B. Marathon. Quercus; 2017. Accessed November 22, 2019.
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      Freeman, B. (2017). Marathon. Quercus. Retrieved from
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      Freeman, Brian. 2017. Marathon. A Jonathan Stride Novel. Quercus.
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      Freeman, B. (2017) Marathon. Quercus (A Jonathan Stride novel). Available at: (Accessed: 22 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Freeman, B 2017, Marathon, A Jonathan Stride novel, Quercus, viewed 22 November 2019, .
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      Freeman, Brian. Marathon. Quercus, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Freeman, Brian. Marathon. A Jonathan Stride Novel. Quercus, 2017.
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      Freeman B. Marathon [Internet]. Quercus; 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 22]. (A Jonathan Stride novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 May #2

Islamaphobia spawns more violence after a bomb explodes during the annual Duluth Marathon, killing two and injuring eight. After a spectator at the race, who has an adversarial relationship with Duluth PD Lieutenant Jonathan Stride, identifies Pakistani native Khan Rashid as the probable bomber, visiting activist Dawn Basch fans hatred and rage with her hashtag "islamismurder." With the city on edge, Stride is joined in working the case by his intuitive officer-wife, Serena, and FBI Agent Gayle Durkin, a Duluth native whose brother was killed in a suicide bombing in Paris years earlier. As authorities search for Rashid, despite a Muslim leader's assurances that he is a peaceful, nonradicalized man, Basch's tweets inspire actions with dreadful, if sometimes unintended, consequences. In a strong series, this entry comes across as a little too polemical, but Freeman builds on his torn-from-the-headlines story with a surprising resolution and a healing conclusion. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 March #4

Thriller Award–winner Freeman uses the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as a template for his gripping eighth Jonathan Stride novel (after 2016's Goodbye to the Dead), putting his own spin on why and how such an egregious crime has been committed. A bomb explodes during a marathon in Duluth, Minn., where conservative rabble-rouser Dawn Basch, a First Amendment activist from New Jersey, has been stirring up trouble, daring Islamic extremists: "If you want to shut me up, you'll have to kill me." Suspicion immediately falls on the Muslim community, and Stride, a lieutenant in the Duluth police force, teams with FBI special agent Gayle Durkin to find the perpetrator. When cab driver Khan Rashid is identified as the bomber, Khan goes on the run, and Basch calls for the city's citizens to apprehend him. More innocent people die. Besides being a chilling reminder of what can happen in our divided society, the book is a fast, compelling read. Agent: Deborah Schneider: Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents. (May)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.