A Nail Through the Heart

A Nail Through the Heart

Book - 2007
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Finding himself embracing domestic life in Bangkok in spite of his love for adventurous travel, writer Poke Rafferty has his world thrown into turmoil by a troubled homeless youth, a distraught woman's missing uncle, and a blackmailing thief.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061255809
0061255807
9780061257223
0061257222
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 24 cm

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AureliaReads
Jan 20, 2011

A bit bleak. Setting involves child sex rings and very sleazy prostitution. But I liked the main character enough to read another one in the series.

Borrows the framework from Lawrence Block - the likeable detective lives with a hooker who "got out of the business" and is now in long term, monogamous relationship. This bothered me, as this writer is not in Block's category.

But .... gettting past that, and skipping a few paragraphs of the really ugly, ugly scenes...it was fine, "need another mystery book" sort of read.

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