Short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.
A pair of federal agents from either side of the US-Mexico border target a cartel kingpin.
They call him "Cuchillo", the Knife. Not because he kills with a blade - he has plenty of men to do that kind of work for him - but because his mind is so sharp. As Mexico’s government wages war on the drug cartels, it takes brains to survive, and Cuchillo has not just survived - he has prospered. But when Cuchillo begins to cut too deeply, the federal police of both the United States and Mexico step in to dull his blade.
P. Z. Evans and Alejo Daz know the Hermosillo cartel is planning an attack on a tourist bus in Sonora, and they know they will have to capture or kill Cuchillo to stop it. The cartel leader has one weakness: rare, old books. To destroy the intellectual’s evil empire, this unlikely pair of international police will have to appeal to his inner bibliophile.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the bestselling author of over 30 mystery/crime novels and three collections of short stories. His books have been on bestseller lists around the globe, including his two best-known series: Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance. He's received a number of awards around the world, including the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award. Before becoming a full-time writer, he earned a law degree and practiced journalism.
Date of Birth:May 6, 1950
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good story but paying more than 50 cents for it is a rip-off!
Just as good as all other Deaver works!! Very talented writer.