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Fifty Grand [electronic resource]

McKinty, Adrian2010
Cuban cop Mercado has a score to settle, on behalf of a deadbeat dad, a 'traitor' who skipped free from Castro's control to set up a new life working illegally in Colorado. He settled in a ski resort popular with the Hollywood set, where the facade is maintained by the immigrant cleaners and labourers who work for below minimum wage while the local sheriff is bribed to turn a blind eye. Hernandez Snr.'s dreams of fortune and freedom came to a swift end when he was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Sworn to avenge his death, Mercado has some obstacles to overcome - not least getting out of Cuba, where visas are as elusive as constant electricity. Switching back and forth between heat-soaked Havana and the icy luxury of the mountainside resort, Fifty Grand is an audacious thriller from an acknowledged talent — and an incendiary debut for a new hero. 'McKinty is one of Britain's great contemporary crime writers and the Sean Duffy books are his masterpiece.' IAN RANKIN
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[Place of publication not identified] : Profile, 2010
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Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. He studied law at Warwick University and politics and philosophy at Oxford University. He moved to New York City in the early 1990's where he worked in bars, bookstores and building sites. In 2000 he moved to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher and in 2008 he moved to Melbourne, Australia. His debut crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award. His first Sean Duffy novel The Cold Cold Ground won the 2013 Spinetingler Award and its sequel I Hear The Sirens In The Street was shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award.
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