The black minute : a novel / Christopher Valen.
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|Roseau Public Library||VAL (Text)||35500004553473||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780878393329 (trade pbk.) :
- ISBN: 0878393323 (trade pbk.) :
- Physical Description: 281 p. ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Saint Cloud, MN : North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc., c2009.
|Summary, etc.:|| The body of a young 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 for St. Paul Police Detectives John Santana 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.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 September #1
John Santana, the St. Paul, Minnesota, homicide detective who made his first appearance in White Tombs (2008), has a tough case on his hands. A young Asian woman is found murdered. Santana soon learns that she was a prostitute, and that neither her father (a former general in the Vietnam War) nor her brother approved of her lifestyle. But is this a case of a family exacting retribution for a daughter's shameful life, or is there something else going on here? Santanaâan appealing series lead, strong and intelligentâhas his hands full with an assortment of suspects and, as it turns out, more than one body to deal with. Readers who enjoyed White Tombs will settle easily into this one; on the other hand, it works fine as a stand-alone, and fans of well-plotted mysteries with a regional flair (the author uses Minnesota, his home, to good effect) should be encouraged to give this one a look. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
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