Titolo: Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense
Casa editrice: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9781433292484-3
Riassunto: [Read by Paula Christensen]
An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the rich Hollywood resort town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death, and his case is quietly forgotten.
Six months later, posing as an illegal immigrant and working as a maid in Fairview, Havana police officer Detective Mercado begins to secretly investigate the shadowy collision that left her father dead. Who killed him? Was it one of the smooth-talking Hollywood types, or a minion of the terrifying county sheriff? And why was her father, a celebrated defector to the United States, hiding in Colorado as the town rat catcher?
Adrian McKinty's live-wire prose crackles with intensity as we follow Mercado through the emotion and violence that lead to a final shocking confrontation.
L'autore: ADRIAN MCKINTY was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University before moving to America in the early 1990s. Living first in Harlem, New York, he found employment as a construction worker, barman, and bookstore clerk. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado, to become a high school English teacher and it was there that he began writing fiction. His first full-length novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and its sequel, The Dead Yard, was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly and won the 2007 Audie® Award for Best Thriller/Suspense. In 2008, his debut young adult novel, The Lighthouse Land, was shortlisted for the 2008 Young Hoosier Award and the 2008 Beehive Award. The final novel in the 'Dead' trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was longlisted for the 2009 World Book Day Award. In 2009 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two children.
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