|Named one of the top ten crime novels of 2005 by the American Library Association, "Deadgame" marks the return of "far and away the most inventive new detective hero" ("Booklist"). Ex-DEA agent John Marquez, now head of the undercover unit of the California Department of Fish and Game, is closing in on sturgeon poachers, whose highly profitable caviar trade is backed by the Russian mafia. When his key confidential informant disappears, Marquez follows the trail directly into the middle of a deadly FBI operation and a web of conflicting loyalties. Newly releasedin paperback, this fast-paced, compelling, and vivid ecothriller pushes the tough-but-sensitive Marquez to the limit.|
From the Publisher:
The abduction of a confidential informant draws California Fish and Game warden John Marquez into a desperate race against time to find the missing woman before it is too late and into an investigation that leaves him in the middle of a confrontation between the Russian mob and the FBI. Reprint.