Mr. Clarinet

Mr. Clarinet

A Novel

Book - 2007
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There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder--his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective is haunted by an empty house, bad memories . . . and an impossible job offer for obscenely good money. Three years ago, Charlie Carver, the five-year-old son of a powerful Haitian billionaire, vanished. His father is offering Max $15 million to bring the boy back--or, at the very least, to find his body and deliver his abductors.

Max knows he should turn this case down. There's no way the kid is still alive, and pursuing his ghost means plunging headfirst into Haiti, a steaming island hotbed of crime, greed, voodoo, and corruption. And the three detectives who preceded Mingus are all dead . . . or worse. But Max has nothing left to lose--even if his investigation stirs up a murky evil that can swallow a man whole . . . and leads him to the soul-destroying truth about a terrifying local myth, a child-stealing nightmare called "Mr. Clarinet."

ISBN: 9780060897338
Characteristics: 434 pages ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Mister Clarinet.

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Jul 22, 2012

Could have had more suspense and action for a thriller. Characters are well-developed and easy to connect with. The last third of the book was where things became really interesting and the conclusion was a shock. Overall a fun read. You learn quite a bit about Haiti's history and culture too.

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Jul 22, 2012

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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