By Kirk Russell
3rd within the sequence of crime novels that includes what Booklist known as "far and away the main artistic new detective hero," California Fish and online game warden John Marquez's newest research starts off with Marquez at the mobilephone to a exclusive informant as she's mysteriously kidnapped. Marquez and his understaffed team—which is slated for shutdown via best brass—search frantically for the informant of their last weeks, whereas additionally pursuing sturgeon poachers (who can have anything to do with the abduction) and tangling with either the Russian mob and the FBI alongside the way in which. and also you proposal your activity used to be difficult.
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He’d been to her apartment here in San Francisco after she’d called CalTIP saying she might have information on sturgeon poachers. But that was about four months ago. “It’s black and white, a male, it looks a little like a Holstein cow. ” “That’s right, it’s Bob. ” Selke turned to face the street. He seemed to like delivering the bombshell. “Mr. August says Burdovsky and her cat have stayed here for the last week. He told her she could stay with him a week or two and showed us the room she’s been staying in.
But that was in September. By October CITES had reversed itself, and the ban was lifted. Go figure. Now Shauf and Cairo walked around the corner. Marquez handed out the coffees and Shauf freed the other plastic chair. She sat across from him in the chair, the wind at her back, and Cairo sat on the dock. ” Shauf asked. ” “No, with Baird there’s a good chance he’ll want to think it over this weekend, so I’m thinking we’ll go see Raburn tomorrow, and see if we can flip him. ” Shauf shook her head, saw the reasoning but had a hard time with it.
So he comes down the corridor and tells this kid he didn’t order any pizza, and what’s more would never order pizza to headquarters. But the kid checks the name again and hands Bell the tag. Pizza is from Bell’s wife. ” “Right, and that’s what Bell can’t figure out. ” Shauf’s face turned in the darkness. She was getting to the punch line, and the streetlights reflected her smile. But in her face he saw her anger at Bell. “The pizza kid has one of those candy-cane striped shirts and a hat. ’ The kid goes, ‘This kind,’ and opens up the box.