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Author: Sam Hawken

ISBN: 9781846689420
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4 September 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.1
Longlisted for the 2015 CWA Gold Dagger Award and CWA Ian Fleming Award

Praise for Sam Hawken:

"Hawken's understated but razor-sharp prose never gets in the way of the building tension. . . . Powerful stuff."Booklist

Jack Searle is an American widower, bringing up his stepdaughters alone in the border town of Laredo after losing his wife to cancer.

Jack often takes the girls to visit their Mexican family over the border in Nuevo Laredo. Marina, the elder sister, persuades him to let her go there one night to attend a concert with her cousin Patricia. Jack wants to say noNuevo Laredo is a very dangerous city, controlled by drug cartels. But eventually he agrees. Marina and Patricia head out to the concert, but they never come back . . .

A frantic hunt begins, with Jack leading the way. But this is Nuevo Laredo, and girls go missing all the time here. He's lucky to find that a good cop, Gonzalo Soler, is leading their investigation, but soon the whole police force is suspended due to endemic corruption.

To have any chance of finding Marina and Patricia, Jack and Gonzalo mus...

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