In this "taut, tense international thriller" (Alafair Burke), streetwise U.S. agent Valentine Pescatore investigates a brutal killing that reveals a vast conspiracy of wealth and power. One of Kirkus Reviews's Best Mysteries of the Year!
Valentine Pescatore, the globetrotting former Border Patrol agent, finds himself back on American soil investigating the merciless killing of a group of women in a motel room. At first, the crime seems to be a straightforward case of gangsters battling for territory. Soon, however, the motive is revealed to be much deeper and more sinister: a single witness who knows too much is being hunted, at any cost.
From an author who has been praised for his "pounding action scenes [and] ferocious prose style" (Marilyn Stasio, NYTBR), RIP CREW races at breakneck speed as Pescatore finds himself face-to-face with his most terrifying assignment yet.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Sebastian Rotella is the author of The Convert's Song and Triple Crossing, which the New York Times Book Review named its favorite debut crime novel of 2011, as well as the nonfiction book Twilight on the Line. He is a senior reporter covering international security issues for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. He worked for twenty-three years for the Los Angeles Times, serving as bureau chief in Paris and Buenos Aires. His honors include a Peabody Award; Columbia University's Dart Award and Moors Cabot Prize for Latin American coverage; the German Marshall Fund's Weitz Prize for reporting in Europe; five Overseas Press Club Awards; The Urbino Prize of Italy, and an Emmy nomination. He was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting in 2006.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rip Crew is my kind of book. As soon as I understood that it was dealing with human trafficking, money, drugs, and the people behind it, I knew I would love it. The characters are well drawn and easily relatable which makes the story engaging and absorbing. Valentine Pescatore’s mission is to find out who killed ten female immigrants transported to the United States illegally. Along the way we meet a Mexican reporter who is investigating a large corporation and its ties to human trafficking. What follows is a sad, infuriating, and fascinating glimpse into human trafficking and the people who are doing it and those who are charged with putting the criminals behind bars.