Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2009
Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes
An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn’t a maid, and she’s not Mexican. She’s Detective Mercado, a police officer from Havana, and she’s looking for answers to her father’s death. McKinty’s live-wire prose is riveting, right up to a final, shocking conclusion.
“[McKinty is] a master of modern noir, up there with Dennis Lehane and James Ellroy…Fifty Grand is a blast: a standalone effort which again showcases McKinty’s brutal lyricism as well as his sensitivity to the indignities of the immigrant experience.”—Guardian (Manchester)