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Cynical sleuth Hector Baelascoaran Shayne finds himself embroiled in three baffling cases--murder at a corrupt factory, threats against the teenage daughter of a former porn star, and a search for the missing Emiliano Zapata
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Text: English, Spanish (translation)From Publishers Weekly:
Cynical, divorced, insomniac Mexican private eye Hector Belascoaran Shayne weaves and slices his way through the existential fog of Mexico City in this witty, literate, first-rate detective novel. Taibo, president of the International Association of Crime Writers, evokes the morass of Mexico's labyrinthine slums, its bloated bureaucracy and its fierce spirit and hope, as his sleuth simultaneously attacks three mysteries. One involves the kidnapping of an ex-porn star's teen daughter; a second revolves around two murders at a steel plant, possibly connected with a union dispute. The third enigma sends Hector chasing after Emiliano Zapata, famed martyr of the Mexican Revolution, still alive and kicking at age 97, if rumors are to be believed. In complexity of social setting, ingenious plotting and philosophical depth, Taibo ranks with the best. Readers will welcome this delightful novel, Taibo's first to be translated into English.
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. 000-202: Hardcover with Dustjacket. 230 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Tight hinges indicate book has never been opened. Outstanding Gift Quality. Set in Mexico City, a Detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne Novel filled with Violence and Sex. 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First U.S. Edition, First Printing 1990. Translated by William I. Neuman. Published by Viking Press. Seller Inventory # 20178
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