By Jeffery Deaver
The Bibliomysteries sequence contains brief stories through Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Bruen, and C. J. Box
A pair of federal brokers from both sides of the US–Mexico border goal a cartel kingpin
They name him “Cuchillo,”the Knife. now not simply because he kills with a blade—he has lots of males to do this form of paintings for him—but simply because his brain is so sharp. As Mexico’s govt wages struggle at the drug cartels, it takes brains to outlive, and Cuchillo has not only survived—he has prospered. but if Cuchillo starts off to chop too deeply, the federal police of either the us and Mexico step in to boring his blade.
P. Z. Evans and Alejo Díaz comprehend the Hermosillo cartel is making plans an assault on a vacationer bus in Sonora, they usually be aware of they're going to need to catch or kill Cuchillo to forestall it. The cartel chief has one weak spot: infrequent, outdated books. To break the intellectual’s evil empire, this not likely pair of overseas police should entice his internal bibliophile.
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You took the woman of your boss, a man more powerful than yourself, then you complain he won’t help you. What nonsense. You left your family, your children without a father, to marry a whore and you weep because they don’t welcome you back with open arms. The whore, you don’t hit her in the face because she is making a picture, then you are amazed because she laughs at you. ” Johnny Fontane shrugged. “I can’t marry Ginny again, not the way she wants. I have to gamble, I have to drink, I have to go out with the boys.
He had seen her brush her swelling buttocks against Enzo’s front when the baker’s helper squeezed behind her to fill the counter baskets with hot loaves from the oven. The young rascal’s hot loaf would be in her oven, Nazorine thought lewdly, if proper steps were not taken. Enzo must be kept in America and be made an American citizen. And there was only one man who could arrange such an affair. The Godfather. Don Corleone. All of these people and many others received engraved invitations to the wedding of Miss Constanzia Corleone, to be celebrated on the last Saturday in August 1945.
He would go back to New York. He would go back to the one man with the power, the wisdom he needed and a love he still trusted. His Godfather Corleone. The baker, Nazorine, pudgy and crusty as his great Italian loaves, still dusty with flour, scowled at his wife, his nubile daughter, Katherine, and his baker’s helper, Enzo. Enzo had changed into his prisoner-of-war uniform with its green-lettered armband and was terrified that this scene would make him late reporting back to Governor’s Island. One of the many thousands of Italian Army prisoners paroled daily to work in the American economy, he lived in constant fear of that parole being revoked.
An Acceptable Sacrifice by Jeffery Deaver