By Rick Riordan
From the number one New York Times bestselling writer of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
The triple-crown winner of mystery’s such a lot prestigious awards–the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus–Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with considered one of its most up to date and so much interesting protagonists, Tres Navarre. In Mission Road, Navarre returns in a wrenching crime drama during which he needs to revisit the sins of the prior to seize a killer approximately to escape with murder…again.
San Antonio deepest investigator Tres Navarre is used to engaged on the edge–that razor-sharp line among criminal and lifestyles sentence. yet this time he’s stepped immediately right into a no-man’s-land. while an outdated buddy seems at his door spattered with blood and sought after for tried murder, Tres doesn’t need to think carefully approximately the place his loyalty lies–or the consequences.
Ralph Arguello is a legal who placed the road lifestyles in the back of him while he married SAPD detective Ana DeLeon. Now Ana’s been gunned down and her fellow law enforcement officials don’t have to glance a ways to discover a chief suspect. For Ana lately reopened the main notorious chilly case in SAPD history–the unsolved homicide on infamous challenge highway eighteen years earlier than that threw the San Antonio underworld into bloody chaos. Ana was once approximately to convey fees opposed to the suspected killer: her husband, Ralph Arguello.Tres is certain that Ralph didn’t do it–and that he didn’t shoot his spouse. yet with the police and the Mafia either out for revenge, there’s nobody to show to for aid.
Now, armed and risky, the pursuits of a citywide manhunt, Tres and Ralph have simply hours to find what fairly occurred on challenge street virtually twenty years in the past. to discover the fact, they need to set a collision path with the past–and with a mystery that may tear their lives apart.
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The art patrons might have the last laugh. By the next First Friday, this place might be a gallery. I headed up the sidewalk, feeling like I was still walking behind somebody’s coffin. • • • SAM BARRERA AND OUR HOUSEKEEPER, MRS. Loomis, were playing Hearts in the living room. When I’d moved in last summer, I promised my accountant the whole first floor of the house would be used for business. The residential space would be confined to upstairs. Unfortunately, Sam and Mrs. Loomis did a lot more residing here than I did business.
Poor-quality scans of pre-digital black-and-whites, but Ana could still get the feel. She’d been to the scene many times. Ana imagined herself as the killer. , midsummer, on the rural South Side. She was standing on the shoulder of Mission Road, arguing with the young man she was about to murder. A warm rain had just pushed through, leaving the air like steam engine smoke, scented with wild garlic. In the woods, cicadas chirred. Ana and the young man had both pulled over their cars—possibly a prearranged rendezvous, though why the young man would’ve agreed to it, Ana didn’t know.
OPEN,” DETECTIVE KELSEY GRUNTED AT ME through the screen door. ” For Kelsey, this was downright civil. That made me nervous. Kelsey was an ex-SWAT member with a face like a battering ram. He wore a cheap blue suit with an American flag on the lapel. His eyes were marksman eyes. Everything he examined was either a potential kill or useless. He’d also been Ana DeLeon’s partner until she got promoted over him and became his supervisor. Alone, Kelsey wouldn’t have bothered me. But the head of homicide, Lieutenant Herberto “Etch” Hernandez, was standing behind him, flanked by a couple of uniforms.
Mission Road by Rick Riordan