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City Without Stars

Tim Baker

An epic second novel from the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger-shortlisted and Shamus-nominated author.

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ISBN
9780571338351
Date Published
16.01.2018
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Summary

The only thing more dangerous than the cartels is the truth…

In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweat-shop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo.

Meanwhile, despairing union activist, Pilar, decides to take social justice into her own hands. But if she wants to stop the killings, she’s going to have to ignore all her instincts and accept the help of Fuentes. When the name of Mexico’s saintly orphan rescuer, Padre Márcio, keeps resurfacing, Pilar and Fuentes begin to realise how deep the cover-up goes.

Critic Reviews

Beautifully plotted, with excellent characterisation and a highly developed social conscience, City Without Stars is an intelligent thriller that moves at a breath-taking pace.

NICHOLAS SEARLE, author of The Good Liar
Critic Reviews

One of those books that just won't let you go – not when you're reading it and not for a long time afterwards. An exhilarating and kaleidoscopic novel that will also break your heart. Assured, trenchant and gripping, Baker has assumed his place among those crime writers you must read.

STAV SHEREZ, author of A Dark Redemption and The Intrusions
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Born into a showbiz family in Sydney, Tim Baker lived in Rome and Madrid before moving to Paris, where he ran consular operations in France and North Africa for the Australian embassy, liaising with international authorities on cases involving murder, kidnap, terrorism and disappearances. He has worked on film projects in India, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and China and currently lives…

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