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The Contract

The Contract

Last 2 in stock
ISBN
9780571323814
Published
06/04/2017
9780571323814
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction, and possibly out of his depth. It seems everyone in Louisiana wants to send him home, and every time he asks questions there’s trouble: from the pharmacist to the detective running scared to the pimp who turned to him as a last resort. Before John Q knows it, he looks the only link between a series of murders.

So who could be trying to set him up, and why, and who can he turn to in a city where Southern tradition and family ties rule?

Infused with the rhythms of its iconic setting, The Contract is a thriller to keep even the most seasoned crime readers gripped and guessing all the way to its endgame.

In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction, and possibly out of his depth. It seems everyone in Louisiana wants to send him home, and every time he asks questions there’s trouble: from the pharmacist to the detective running scared to the pimp who turned to him as a last resort. Before John Q knows it, he looks the only link between a series of murders.So who could be trying to set him up, and why, and who can he turn to in a city where Southern tradition and family ties rule?Infused with the rhythms of its iconic setting, The Contract is a thriller to keep even the most seasoned crime readers gripped and guessing all the way to its endgame.
  • JM Gulvin

    Born in the UK, JM Gulvin divides his time between Wales and the western United States. He is the author of many previous novels, as well as Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's bestselling travel book Long Way Down. The Long Count is his first John Q mystery and he is currently at work on the follow up. He is married and has two daughters.
“Ambitious … the characters are finely drawn, as is the underlying racial and social tension that was undoubtedly a feature in the American South in the 1960s and is never far from the surface of the narrative, giving a compelling, disturbing relevance to the story … Gulvin hits bullseye on plot, characters and style. His writing is pared-down yet atmospheric, with echoes of Elmore Leonard and even Cormac McCarthy.”
- Thriller Books Journal
“John Quarrie, a sergeant with the Texas Rangers … is a fearsome shot with a pistol, intelligent and resourceful, and with a great deal of resilience. He’s definitely ‘old school’ and with some of the ease in his surroundings you see in Elmore Leonard’s heroes … The sense of time and place propels the story well beyond a simple tale of a Texas Ranger, and the final pages are truly chilling.”
- Crime Review

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