The Black Minute: A John Santana Novel

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After his highly acclaimed debut, White Tombs, Christopher Valen brings St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana back in a suspenseful novel filled with tension and action that doesn't let up until the final, explosive ending. The body of a young Hmong woman is found on Harriet Island near the Mississippi River. It appears to be a simple case of murder and revenge. But what begins as a routine investigation soon morphs into something far more sinister. Trusting his instincts and determined to find justice, ...

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Overview

After his highly acclaimed debut, White Tombs, Christopher Valen brings St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana back in a suspenseful novel filled with tension and action that doesn't let up until the final, explosive ending. The body of a young Hmong woman is found on Harriet Island near the Mississippi River. It appears to be a simple case of murder and revenge. But what begins as a routine investigation soon morphs into something far more sinister. Trusting his instincts and determined to find justice, Santana relentlessly follows clues through a maze of political intrigue and deadly secrets, all the while wondering who he can trust, and whether he can survive long enough to resolve the case, save the city from a catastrophe and keep the woman he loves safe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980001747
  • Publisher: Conquill Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 788,230
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Valen
Christopher Valen is the author of two previous works of fiction featuring Colombian born, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana, White Tombs (Conquill Press, 2008) and The Black Minute (North Star Press, 2009). White Tombs won the 2009 Reader Views Choice Award for Best Mystery/Thriller and the Garcia Award for Best Fiction. The Black Minute won the 2010 Reader Views Choice Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, the Linda Goldman Award for Best Novel, and was a finalist for the 2009 Midwest Book Award for Best Mystery/Thriller.
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