The Poisoned Pawn (Inspector Ramirez Series #2)

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The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed The Beggar’s Opera

Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he’s the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child ...

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Overview

The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed The Beggar’s Opera

Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he’s the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child pornography. Ramirez will uncover a web of deceit and depravity that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the hallowed halls of the Vatican—and back again.

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Library Journal
★ 01/01/2014
When Canadian tourist Hillary Ellis falls into a fatal coma on the flight home from her vacation trip to Cuba, a full-scale investigation opens. Hillary had left Cuba abruptly when her marriage to Ottawa police detective Mike Ellis disintegrated. Coincidentally, Havana's Insp. Ricardo Ramirez is headed to Ottawa for a separate case involving a pedophile Catholic priest being extradited to Cuba. Imagine Ramirez's surprise when he learns of Hillary's death, especially since her husband Mike had been falsely implicated in a recent case while in Cuba. Once again, Mike is under suspicion of committing a heinous crime. Ramirez's familiar companion, a ghost from an unsolved case, guides him through a tangled and sinister web connecting the two countries. Meanwhile, back in Havana, Hector Apiro, a surgeon/pathologist, works feverishly on a case that will eventually intersect with the others. VERDICT Don't miss Blair's sequel to her Ellis Award finalist The Beggar's Opera. Just when you think Blair's dropped a thread, she dazzles anew with her expert plotting. Think Donna Leon or Louise Penny. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/13.]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143189763
  • Publisher: Pintail
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Inspector Ramirez Series , #2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 420,503
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Blair, author of the acclaimed thriller The Beggar’s Opera, has been a lawyer for more than thirty years. Blair spent a Christmas in Old Havana, where she watched bored young policemen along the Malecón, visited Hemingway’s favorite bars, and learned to make the perfect mojito. Author websites: peggyblair.com; twitter.com/peggy_blair

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