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.

Author

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Detective Mercado

Book Number:
1
2009

Series: Michael Forsythe

Book Number:
3
2008
Book Number:
1
2003

Series: Sean Duffy

Book Number:
5
2015
Book Number:
4
2013
Book Number:
3
2013
Book Number:
1
2012
Blog 2017 Ned Kelly Awards
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Review Review - Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Review Review - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Blog Currently Reading - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, January 7, 2016
Review Review - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Review Review - THE SUN IS GOD, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - The Sun is God, Adrian McKinty
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Review Review - IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Review I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Blog CR - I Hear the Sirens in the Street, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Blog 2012 - Top Books
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THE COLD COLD GROUND - Adrian McKinty
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
Review FALLING GLASS - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Falling Glass, Adrian McKinty
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review FIFTY GRAND - Adrian McKinty
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Review DEAD I WELL MAY BE - Adrian McKinty
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Friday, July 31, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Dead I Well May Be, Adrian McKinty
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Review THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD - Adrian McKinty
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - The Bloomsday Dead, Adrian McKinty
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Year of Publication
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
1
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review FIFTY GRAND - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty
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Monday, September 14, 2009

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