Fifty Grand

Fifty Grand

A Novel of Suspense

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Mercado Suarez, a Cuban police officer, enters the United States illegally to revenge the killing of her father in Fairview, Colorado, posing as a maid to gain access to the homes of the wealthy residents and discovering secrets about her father's past that leave her uneasy.

McMillan Palgrave

This knockout punch of a thriller from a critically acclaimed author 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 town ratcatcher?

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.



Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089004
0805089004
Branch Call Number: Fiction McK
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 25 cm

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