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The Loud Adios by Ken Kuhlken HD

The Loud Adios by Ken Kuhlken HD
  • #: 113387
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-11-16
  • Current Version: 1
  • 1
  • Size: 1.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Andrews UK Limited
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © 2010 Andrews UK Limited under licence from Poisoned Pen Press
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The Loud Adios is set on the home front during World War II. Tom Hickey is in the army, an M.P. working the Tijuana-San Diego border, when a farm boy draftee about to ship overseas begs for help rescuing his sister from a gang of German and Mexican Nazis.

REVIEWS:

“The Long Goodbye meets The Wild Bunch in this dark, atmospheric tale of mystery, violence, and international intrigue in 1943 Tijuana, where Clifford Rose's ethereally innocent sister Wendy has been kidnapped by a crew of Nazi Satanists. As ringleaders Juan and Frank Metzger and monstrous Seor Zarp dangle Wendy just out of Clifford's reach, he gets a big assist from p.i.-turned-MP Tom Hickey (still trying to exorcise his own departed womenfolk), Hickey's old partner Leo Weiss, and a one-eyed cabbie named Tito, all of whom will carry on the wildly escalating fight—even after Clifford, among many others, abruptly checks out—to rescue Wendy, foil a German plot to overthrow the government of Baja California, and retrieve a fortune in gold. As in Kuhlken's mainstream debut Midheaven (1980), the baroque plot finally spirals out of control—but not before hatching a memorably sweaty, smoky, hellish portrait of wartime Mexico. This is the fifth winner in St. Martin's Best First Private Eye Novel contest.”

—Kirkus

“Winner of the publisher's annual Best First Private Eye Novel contest, this brooding, atmospheric tale set during WW II stirs a heady brew of corruption, Nazis, a blameless young girl and a fortune in gold. PI Tom Hickey, drafted in his late 30s and deserted by a wife who deems him both too honorable and too poor, agrees to help young soldier Clifford Rose rescue his beautiful but simpleminded young sister, Wendy, from the Tijuana dive where she dances nude. Hickey, an MP stationed at the border crossing near San Diego, Calif., has useful connections. But the mission is complicated by the sinister Senor Zarp, a Nazi thug using Wendy in certain bloody rites designed to bolster the local German populace and corrupt Mexican officials in their support of the fatherland. Freeing Wendy, Clifford is killed and Hickey finds himself the guardian of an otherworldly innocent to whom he is painfully attracted. When she tells him about a mountain of gold being held by Zarp and an obscenely wealthy Mexican family, Hickey, with the aid of a few poor Indian laborers, decides to commandeer the loot and derail a Nazi invasion scheme. Kuhlken ( Midheaven ) weaves a complex plot around a complex man, a weary hero who tries to maintain standards as all around him fall to temptation.”

—Publishers Weekly

This special enhanced iPad version contains the following features:

• Choice of text size

• Chapter selection

• Remembers last viewed chapter

• Optimised for iPad

If you would like to see your publication on iPad and iPhone then please contact us via www.andrewsuk.com

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