By Jeffery Deaver
The Bibliomysteries sequence contains brief stories by means of Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Bruen, and C. J. Box
A pair of federal brokers from each side of the US–Mexico border aim a cartel kingpin
They name him “Cuchillo,”the Knife. no longer simply because he kills with a blade—he has lots of males to do this form of paintings for him—but simply because his brain is so sharp. As Mexico’s executive wages warfare at the drug cartels, it takes brains to outlive, and Cuchillo has not only survived—he has prospered. but if Cuchillo starts to chop too deeply, the federal police of either the U.S. and Mexico step in to ordinary his blade.
P. Z. Evans and Alejo Díaz understand the Hermosillo cartel is making plans an assault on a vacationer bus in Sonora, and so they recognize they'll need to trap or kill Cuchillo to forestall it. The cartel chief has one weak point: infrequent, previous books. To ruin the intellectual’s evil empire, this not likely pair of overseas police should attract his internal bibliophile.
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I wouldn't like a ride in his taxi. You'd know him by his hair, I reckon. It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton.
It grows nearly down to his eyebrows. Rum-looking cove. ' 'I don't want him,' I said. ' He beamed at me. 'There's another one I see sometimes, too. ' 'Thanks a lot,' I said. I gave him a pound note and his beam grew wider. He tucked it into an inside pocket. 'Best of luck, sir,' he said. I left him, with 'Midday Special' ringing in my ears, and went in to the weighing room, pondering on the information that my captors with the horse-box came from Brighton. Whoever had sent them could not have imagined that I had seen them before, and could find them again.
But the thorough driver had seen to it that I should not. The car would not start. Opening the bonnet to see how much damage had been done, I found that three of the four sparking plugs had been taken out. They lay in a neat row on the battery. It took me ten minutes to replace them, because my hands were trembling. By then I had no hope of catching the horse-box or of finding anyone who had noticed its direction. I got back into the car and fastened the neck of my shirt. My tie was missing altogether.