Shell Games: A John Marquez Crime Novel

Shell Games: A John Marquez Crime Novel

by Kirk Russell

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Masters of crime fiction immediately hailed Shell Games, which introduced a dynamic new hero and an exciting new author. Michael Connelly: "You know when you read this one that you are on to something good. Kirk Russell comes out of the gate with a story brimming with fresh characters and artful prose." John Lescroart: "Excellent...a compelling plot, fully realized characters, white-knuckle suspense, and unusual yet accessible settings." Ridley Pearson: "...a wonderfully unpredictable plot that holds the reader hostage to the very last page." And Jan Burke: "...a great read...it's hard to believe it's a first novel." Hero John Marquez runs an undercover unit of the California Department of Fish and Game and is taking on international abalone poachers, when he discovers that he's not finished with the ghosts and threats from his past as a drug agent. A completely original and entertaining eco-thriller and crime novel, now in paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811841115
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 01/10/2005
Series: John Marquez Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kirk Russell lives in Berkeley, California.

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Shell Games: A John Marquez Crime Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the how Russell wove the environmental information into an interesting investigation of poaching abalone. The lives of the poachers and the rangers and the consequences of poaching/smuggling are fascinating. This is the first book in the series and I am continuing to explore the many issues presented in the series. Hope there are many more.
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Waits for s.e.x.
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Wonders if Alesh will ever come back.....
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Melinda is waiting for you amy