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This is the fourth book in the Anna Travis series - the earlier ones are Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia and Clean Cut.  I've really enjoyed the earlier books so I was somewhat taken aback when I saw the sheer size of this one - 641 pages makes for a very very big book, so I sincerely hope that it lives up to the weight.

From the Blurb:

Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world.  Wealthy, handsome, charismatic and supremely dangerous, with numerous aliases, Fitzpatrick is a drug-trafficker who has eluded arrest for more than thirty years.  For the past decade there has been no sightings of him.

In a notorious drug dealers' squat in North London ex-police officer Frank Brandon is shot dead.  DI Anna Travis tries to connect the presence of her much-respected ex-colleague with such desperate surroundings.  Her formidable new boss, DCI Carol Cunningham, impatient for results and frustrated by the total lack of credible suspects, is constantly challenging her.

Opening Lines:

Monterrey, Mexico is not to be confused with Monterey, California.   This Monterrey is a border town whose main industry and source of employment is a massive tile factory.  Monterrey is where Dr Manuel Mendosa has his small surgical clinic.  His father had also been a surgeon, attached to the American army in Vietnam.  He always maintained that his finest work had been done during the war, as he was able to finesse his reconstructive surgical abilities on the burned and disfigured soldiers.

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BOOK INFORMATION
ISBN
9780743295758
Year of Publication
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Book Number (in series)
4
BLURB

Alexander Fitzpatrick is one of the most wanted men in the Western world.  Wealthy, handsome, charismatic and supremely dangerous, with numerous aliases, Fitzpatrick is a drug-trafficker who has eluded arrest for more than thirty years.  For the past decade there has been no sightings of him.

In a notorious drug dealers' squat in north London ex-police officer Frank Brandon is shot dead.  DI Anna Travis tries to connect the presence of her much-respected ex-colleague with such desperate surroundings.  Her formidable new boss, DCI Carol Cunningham, impatient for results and frustrated by the total lack of credible suspects is constantly challenging her.

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Submitted by Karen on Tue, 03/02/2009 - 07:15 pm