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Book cover ofKing of Swords
  • Author: Nick STONE
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Published: 2007
  • Description: Hardback, Near Fine
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First (signed)
  • ISBN-13: 9780718149222
  • Ref: 14371
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A first UK edition hardback with a single number 1 as the number sequence indicating a first printing of this First Edition. Very minor bump to base of book spine.  Some light tanning to pages.  The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price.

This book is SIGNED by Nick Stone directly on to the title page.

SYNOPSIS:  “Miami, 1981.  When Detective Max Mingus and his partner Joe are called to the scene of a death at Miami’s Primate Park, it looks like another routine – if slightly bizarre – investigation. Until two things turn up: the victim’s family, slaughtered; and a partly digested tarot card in the dead man’s stomach – ‘The King of Swords’.

An increasingly bloody trail leads Max and Joe first to a sinister fortune teller and her scheming pimp son, then to the infamous Solomon Boukman. Few have ever met the most feared criminal in Miami, but rumours abound of a forked tongue, voodoo ceremonies and friends in very high places.

Against a backdrop of black magic and police corruption, Max and Joe must distinguish the good guys from the bad – and track down some answers.

What is the significance of the ‘King of Swords’? What makes those who have swallowed the card go on a killing spree just before they die? And can Max find out the truth about Solomon Boukman, before death’s shadow reaches his own front door?”



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