The Poisoned Pawn

The Poisoned Pawn

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The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed "The Beggar s Opera" Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he s the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child pornography. Ramirez will uncover a web of deceit and depravity that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the hallowed halls of the Vatican and back again."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 132 x 206 x 30mm | 339.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 014318976X
  • 9780143189763
  • 1,520,414

About Peggy Blair

Peggy Blair, author of the acclaimed thriller "The Beggar s Opera," has been a lawyer for more than thirty years. Blair spent a Christmas in Old Havana, where she watched bored young policemen along the Malecon, visited Hemingway s favorite bars, and learned to make the perfect mojito. Author websites:;"
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Praise for "The Beggar s Opera" Decaying but beautiful Havana provides the atmospheric backdrop for Blair s absorbing debut, the first in a series introducing Ricardo Ramirez. "Publishers Weekly" Havana is as much a character as the people in Canadian author Blair s fast-paced story. "New York Post" "
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232 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 19% (45)
4 47% (110)
3 24% (56)
2 8% (18)
1 1% (3)
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