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Desert Cut : Lena Jones Mysteries - Betty Webb

Desert Cut

Lena Jones Mysteries

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Published: 1st February 2008
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While scouting locations for a film documentary on the Arizona's Apache Wars, private investigator Lena Jones and Oscar-winning director Warren Quinn, discover the mutilated body of a young girl. The gruesome manner of the child's death evokes memories of Lenas own rough childhood. Clashing with the local law, Lena's investigation uncovers a small town with a big secret. Los Perdidos is not the Eden it first appears. Founded by the descendants of pioneers who fought Geronimo, the townspeople have now armed themselves against the hordes of illegal immigrants streaming across the Arizona/Mexico border. A significant population of documented foreign-born residents also lives and works in Los Perdedos at a modern plant. Lena senses a sinister force at work in the townbut where? Then two more girls disappear from Los Perdidos, and as the death toll mounts, Lena is tempted to implement some frontier justice of her own. When she finally unmasks the killer, she discovers a chain of horrific crimes responsible for subjugating millions of girls and women around the globe. In Desert Cut, the still vivid memory of Geronimo's war mixes with the modern immigration war, the hard life on the Arizona/Mexico border contrasts with Hollywood's slick production meetings, and the cruelty of an ancient practice is tempered by a growing underground railroad fighting to save its young victims.

"Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."--"Kirkus Reviews" "It is a compelling story that will appeal to a broad range of mystery readers and may bring increased attention to a too-little-known series." --"Booklist "starred review

"the longtime journalist manages to fuel her plot from the starkest of news stories without compromising the fast-paced action...a propulsive, thought-provoking read." "Publisher's Weekly" "this Southwestern series has a depth that enhances the reader's pleasure" -"Library Journal"" "Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."--"Kirkus Reviews" "It is a compelling story that will appeal to a broad range of mystery readers--and may bring increased attention to a too-little-known series." --"Booklist "starred review

"the longtime journalist manages to fuel her plot from the starkest of news stories without compromising the fast-paced action...a propulsive, thought-provoking read." "Publisher's Weekly""this Southwestern series has a depth that enhances the reader's pleasure" -"Library Journal" "Webb's dark tale of a clash of cultures is emotionally draining and intellectually challenging."--"Kirkus Reviews" "It is a compelling story that will appeal to a broad range of mystery readers-and may bring increased attention to a too-little-known series." --"Booklist "starred review

"the longtime journalist manages to fuel her plot from the starkest of news stories without compromising the fast-paced action...a propulsive, thought-provoking read." "Publisher's Weekly" "this Southwestern series has a depth that enhances the reader's pleasure" -"Library Journal"

ISBN: 9781590584927
ISBN-10: 1590584929
Series: Lena Jones Mysteries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 449
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 16.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Type: Large type / large print