Fall Guy

Fall Guy

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Baker & Taylor
Detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo enter Toronto's Chinatown to investigate the death of Vietnamese refugee Edgar Lau, and find themselves tying together his connections to a Chinese drug baron and Toronto's city government.

McMillan Palgrave
Detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo return after their highly praised debut, COLD COMFORT. This time the two are plunged into Toronto's Chinatown district where they are called to investigate the death of Edgar Lau, a man whose history and connections take the detectives on a ride across continents and cultures, deep into the story of one family's struggle to survive against terrible odds.
In a story that twists and turns towards its devastating conclusion, the detectives must piece together Edgar's scattered history, from his days as a Vietnamese refugee who, as a young boy, made a deadly trek to China by boat, to his affair with a prominent member of Toronto's city government, and his connections to a Chinese drug baron. Throughout their investigation more and more questions are raised, questions to which somebody in the Toronto police department doesn't want them to find the answers. It soon becomes clear to Lombardo and Gilbert that in addition to hunting down Edgar's killer, they must fight the system that allowed it to happen-a battle that could shake the department to its very core. A tale of murder and corruption, family and betrayal in a society hidden and protected from the public eye, this is a riveting police procedural by a masterful young author.


Blackwell North Amer
Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo return. This time the two are plunged into Toronto's Chinatown district, where they are called to investigate the death of Edgar Lau, a man whose history and connections take the detectives on a ride across continents and cultures, deep into the story of one family's struggle to survive against terrible odds.
In a story that twists and turns toward its devastating conclusion, the detectives must piece together Edgar's scattered history, from his days as a Vietnamese refugee, when as a young boy he made a deadly sea voyage to Hong Kong, to his affair with a prominent member of Toronto's city government, and his connections to a Chinese drug baron. Throughout their investigation more and more questions are raised, questions to which somebody in the Toronto police department doesn't want them to find the answers. It soon becomes clear to Lombardo and Gilbert that in addition to hunting down Edgar's killer, they must fight the system that allowed the killing to happen in the first place - a battle that could shake the department to its core.

Baker
& Taylor

Detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo head for Toronto's Chinatown to investigate a murder that will take both men on a cross-cultural journey into the heart of one family's desperate struggle for survival, in the sequel to Cold Comfort.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2001
ISBN: 9780312281557
0312281552
Branch Call Number: FIC MacKa
Characteristics: 371 p.

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