FIFTY GRAND by Adrian McKinty - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Adrian McKinty.
This knockout punch of a thriller from a
critically acclaimed author of Dead I Well May Be and The Dead Yard
follows a young Cuban detective’s quest for vengeance against her
father’s killer in a Colorado mountain town
A man is killed in
a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview,
Colorado. He is an illegal immigrant in a rich Hollywood resort
community not unlike Telluride. No one is prosecuted for his death and
his case is quietly forgotten.
Six months later another illegal
makes a treacherous run across the border. Barely escaping with her
life and sanity intact, she finds work as a maid with one of the
employment agencies in Fairview. Secretly, she begins to investigate
the shadowy collision that left her father dead.
The maid isn’t
a maid. And she’s not Mexican, either. She’s Detective Mercado, a
police officer from Havana, and she’s looking for answers: Who killed
her father? Was it one of the smooth- talking Hollywood types? Was it a
minion of the terrifying county sheriff? And why was her father, a
celebrated defector to the United States, hiding in Colorado as the
Adrian McKinty’s live-wire prose crackles with
intensity as we follow Mercado through the swells of emotion and
violence that lead up to a final shocking confrontation.