Gilia Cristobal is a flashy Latino singer with a complicated past. Her name isn't really Gilia. She's wanted in her home country for a murder she didn't commit, and she needs Walker to find a missing woman-the woman whose name she's using, whom she's been paying monthly so she can stay in the US. But when the decomposing body of the real Gilia Cristobal is found in the lumberyard next door to her mother's house, what was merely an odd case becomes downright nasty. And when an undercover death squad from the singer's home country is spotted by the FBI, the Feds think they're planning an assassination in Washington, but Walker isn't so sure. His pretty, young client is involved in a lot more than just music, and all of it is deadly.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 106.7 x 167.6 x 22.9mm | 90.72g
- 19 Apr 2004
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
About Loren D. Estleman
Loren D. Estleman was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA degree in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. In 2002, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his contribution to American literature. He is the author of more than fifty novels in the categories of mystery, historical western, and mainstream, and has received four Western Writers of American Golden Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, and three Shamus Awards. He has been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Britain's Silver Dagger, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, the mammoth "Encyclopedia of Detective Fiction" named him the most critically acclaimed writer of U.S. detective
"Estleman is a true master of the private-eye genre.... Fans of the hard-boiled mystery need look no further than the Amos Walker series." --"RT Book Reviews""Wordsmith par excellence, Estleman has Amos deliver passionate laments for his city that add a melancholy counterpoint."--"Publishers Weekly""Walker is a classic hard-boiled private eye."--"Booklist""Spellbinding adventure."--"Library Journal"