Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Adrian McKinty

Narrated By: Paula Christensen

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)


Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense

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Fifty Grand: A Novel of Suspense, Adrian McKinty