Just Enough Light to Kill (Fiddler & Fiora Series)

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9781935415022: Just Enough Light to Kill (Fiddler & Fiora Series)

Named by TIME magazine as one of the best suspense novels of the year

“Fiddler is to California what Spenser is to Boston and Travis McGee is to Florida. Tough, smart guys who know that sometimes, what looks like paradise, is pure hell.”—Paul Levine, best-selling author of Illegal

“Maxwell’s work is engaging and wonderfully articulated.”—Robert B. Parker

“Maxwell’s style is sexy and hard-hitting.”—Publishers Weekly

Back in print, the fourth Fiddler & Fiora crime novel. When an American customs agent who once saved Fiddler’s life dies suspiciously on the US-Mexican border, Fiddler heads south to look into the death.

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"A. E. Maxwell" is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife writing team, Ann and Evan Maxwell. Ann also writes New York Times best-selling suspense novels under the name "Elizabeth Lowell," most recently, Blue Smoke and Murder.

From Publishers Weekly:

Fans of the three previous novels about California private eye Fiddler (Just Another Day in Paradise et al.) will probably overlook some rehashing of earlier adventures here, but new readers may balk. The day that narrator Fiddler becomes aware that he is under surveillance, he also hears of the death of Aaron Sharp, a border agent who'd once saved his life. Having received a message that Sharp's death wasn't accidental, Fiddler heads for the California-Mexico border. Fiddler's ex-wife and current live-in lover Fiora is trying to take over an Orange County investment bank and is very unhappy at his exposure to danger. Before he knows it, Fiddler is hip-deep in a racket that smuggles aliens across the border, and he learns that he and Fiora are next on a mysterious hit list. Eventually, he discovers that it's all part of a plot by charming, ruthless Russian agent Volker (Fiddler's old nemesis and Fiora's ex-lover) to take over the bank so that the Soviets will have an insider view of California and U.S. high-tech firms. While the action is fast-paced, the plot seems padded. Some interesting characters appear (a rich widow is wonderfully vulgar), but Fiddler's charm wears thin with sentimentality.
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