Liquid Smoke

Liquid Smoke

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by Jeff Shelby
     
 

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Private eye Noah Braddock investigates a death row case where the murderer is the father he never knew.See more details below

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Private eye Noah Braddock investigates a death row case where the murderer is the father he never knew.

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"Shelby's third entry catches you from the first wave..." --Library Journal

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At the beginning of a bleak February in San Diego, Noah, an independent, surfer PI, is feeling fairly content; alas, his life is in tatters by the 28th. Shelby's third entry (after Wicked Break) catches you from the first wave, when Noah learns his father, whom he has never met, is on San Quentin's Death Row. After the woman who told Noah about his father turns up dead, Noah is compelled to pursue a past he's always chosen to ignore. Soon Noah is crisscrossing San Diego's inner realms, fighting with local casino thugs and trying not to panic Mexican immigrants in El Centro, who'd just as soon have him go away. Noah's first-person narrative makes his confusion very personal, and the fear factor ratchets up with each chapter. VERDICT With plenty of twists and a startling, compelling pace, this mystery will make readers hope Noah finds some justice in the bad set he's inherited. Hard-boiled but not quite as noir as Don Winslow or Kem Nunn, Shelby's book will appeal to Robert Crais fans for the sense of place and the lonely world the protagonists occupy.

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ISBN-13:
9781935562399
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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