Bad Weeds Never Die

Bad Weeds Never Die

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by Christopher Valen
     
 

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When a blood spattered Mercedes belonging to the daughter of a prominent psychologist is found abandoned, there are few clues to her whereabouts but a million dollars’ worth of reasons why someone might want her dead.

Confronted with a list of suspects––a philandering boyfriend with a checkered past, the victim’s estranged sister who has a

Overview

When a blood spattered Mercedes belonging to the daughter of a prominent psychologist is found abandoned, there are few clues to her whereabouts but a million dollars’ worth of reasons why someone might want her dead.

Confronted with a list of suspects––a philandering boyfriend with a checkered past, the victim’s estranged sister who has a penchant for mysteries and drugs, an angry man whose adopted Colombian son committed suicide, and a shady lawyer who can’t be trusted––Santana’s search for answers leads him to the photo of a mysterious woman who may hold the key to solving the crime. But to find her he must return to Colombia and face the ghosts of his past and the man who has vowed to kill him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980001730
Publisher:
Conquill Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
619,536
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.70(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Valen is the award-winning author of six works of fiction featuring Colombian born, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana, White Tombs, The Black Minute, Bad Weeds Never Die, Bone Shadows, Death’s Way and The Darkness Hunter.

Christopher is a graduate of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy and has many contacts and resources in the law enforcement community. He lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his Colombian-born wife, Martha. To learn more visit his website at www.christophervalen.com.

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Bad Weeds Never Die 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In St. Paul's Lowertown, at four in the morning patrol cop Palmer found a Mercedes splattered with blood left as the only vehicle still at a park and ride lot. The owner Teresa Blackwood is missing. Homicide Detectives John Santana and Kacie Hawkins lead the investigation. Kacie thinks the missing owner might be the daughter of child psychologist Jonathan Blackwood whose TV show was pulled off the air for reasons other than low ratings. They go to her condo and meet her frightened reluctantly cooperative live in lover Steven Larson the veterinarian who has a woman from work in his bedroom. The two detectives meet her anxious father and her estranged twin Maria who chose drugs over work. Jonathan explains that his daughters will inherit a million dollar plus a trust fund in two years, but if one dies before that the other inherits half the other's money now. Maria's alibi is the family's married lawyer Daniel Calloway and says her father is dating the cops' boss Rita Gambolini. They also learn that the twins' biological mother came from Colombia where John fled when he was sixteen leaving behind his sister Natalia. The suspect list grows and the case takes deadly ominous paths in Minnesota and Columbia. The latest John Santana police procedural (see White Tombs and Black Minute) is an excellent investigative thriller as the two detectives methodically work a case that spins out of control with homicides. Readers will enjoy accompanying Santana and Hawkins as they follow twisted leads in Minnesota while John learns you can't go home in a world filled with violent predators. Harriet Klausner