The King of Swords

The King of Swords

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Miami, 1981. Cocaine Central.
Murder Capital, USA.
A man about to face evil.
A city about to catch fire.



When Detective Max Mingus and his partner, Joe Liston, are called to the scene of a death at Miami's Primate Park, it looks like another routine—if slightly bizarre—investigation. That is, until two things turn up: the victim's family, slaughtered, and a partly digested tarot card in the dead man's stomach—the King of Swords.



An increasingly bloody trail leads Max and Joe first to a sinister fortune-teller and her scheming pimp son, then to the infamous Solomon Boukman. Few have ever met the most feared criminal in Miami, but rumors abound of a forked tongue, voodooesque ceremonies, and friends in very high places.



Against a backdrop of black magic and police corruption, Max and Joe must distinguish the good guys from the bad—and track down some answers.



What is the significance of the King of Swords? What makes those who have swallowed the card go on a killing spree just before they die? And can Max find out the truth about Solomon Boukman before death's shadow reaches his own front door?



The King of Swords is a feat of black magic, combining a thrilling plot, unforgettable characters, and the uniquely menacing atmosphere that made Nick Stone's Mr. Clarinet the most celebrated crime debut of 2006.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 559 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 48.26mm | 839.14g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060897317
  • 9780060897314

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4 41% (208)
3 24% (120)
2 6% (30)
1 2% (9)
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