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Baker & Taylor
The visit of a mysterious Hispanic woman requesting aid in discovering her missing green card embroils Boston private detective Carlotta Carlyle in the dangerous world of illegal aliens, the "coyotes" who prey on them, and murder. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

When a mysterious woman asks Carlotta Carlyle to help locate her missing immigration card, it looks to be a pretty straightforward assignment. That is, until the lady disappears, and the card turns up in the possession of another woman...who just happens to be dead. Suddenly the case is far too intriguing for Carlotta to drop-and when her investigation indicates that her client was somehow connected to her inner-city "little sister" Paolina, Carlotta's got an even bigger stake in seeing it through. Alongside a handsome immigration agent with some secrets of his own, she follows her leads into the treacherous underground world of illegal aliens and those who mercilessly prey upon them. It's a lawless, dangerous territory: a place where the only thing Carlotta can rely on is her own wits, and where nothing--from innocence to life itself--is sacred...

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9780312932633
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 18 cm


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Jan 14, 2016

Almost didn't read it after the first couple of chapters. I plodded on through annoying info on the protagonist playing volleyball, etc.. However, it soon picked up and I was hooked. It illustrates the misery of illegals who only wish to have a safe and better life in the U.S. Certainly not the best book I've read, but it's a good one for a fast read/fill-in between books.

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