A tip about a murdered mob boss forces Gabe Wager to reopen a cold case
A year ago, Marco Scorvelli was murdered while picking up his morning paper. A sawed-off shotgun put a hole in his stomach, and streaked the inside of his sports coat with the mob boss’ innards. As Scorvelli crawled toward his front door, the killer left the shotgun angled neatly on the sidewalk. No prints were recovered, and no headway was ever made on the case.
Now a reliable underworld source passes a message to homicide detective Gabe Wager. The killing wasn’t ordered by a rival family, but by Scorvelli’s brother, in an attempt to take control of the organization. After a year of peace, a war is about to erupt between Denver’s Italian and Hispanic crime syndicates, and Gabe Wager will be in the middle, trying to keep the city from burning to the ground.
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Readers please note: Americana Press has refused to pay royalties to the author of the Gabe Wager novels which have appeared in their audiobook line, in effect stealing them. Please do not purchase this product. Thank you, Rex Burns.From the Back Cover:
"While turning the pages, impelled by its good story, you find yourself actually reading the novel and you notice that Rex Burns makes good sentences, one right after another . . . . Using the conventions of a minor and infinitely exploited literary form, Rex Burns has made a very fascinating modern book."
--The New Republic
"Wager, in this series, is rapidly becoming one of our most sympathetic cops and the procedural aspects are as good as ever."
--San Francisco Examiner
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060105232
Book Description Harpercollins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060105232
Book Description Harpercollins, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60105232
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