Former DEA agent John Marquez brings gritty investigative techniques and a clouded past to his role as head of a special operations unit of the California Department of Fish and Game. In the second thrilling case of this masterful series, Marquez and his team's cover is blown, leaving him caught between a ruthless band of bear poachers, a corrupt local game warden, and a county detective obsessed with a murderer-at-large. Meanwhile, Marquez's own fragile family is left wide open to mortal danger. Night Game hits hard and moves fast toward a finish that ricochets through wilderness, backwoods towns, and the darker recesses of greed.
PRAISE FOR NIGHT GAME
“Far and away the most inventive new detective hero.”
“Readers may find themselves wanting to buy this guy Marquez a drink just to keep him talking.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
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About the Author
Kirk Russell is the author of numerous thrillers and crime novels, including "Shell Games," "Redback," and "One Through the Heart." His book "Dead Game" was named one of the top ten crime novels of 2005 by the American Library Association. Russell’s novels have had numerous starred reviews. Among them, Library Journal referred to his "Counterfeit Road" as “an addictive police procedural on speed.” Russell lives in Berkeley, California.