Surrogate Evil

A Lee Nez Novel

Lee Nez (Volume 4 of 4)

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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It’s frustrating for local law enforcement to come up against a piece of scum like Newton Glover.  He’s dirty as hell, everyone knows that—breaks into and vandalizes his neighbors’ homes; cheats and steals from everyone; folks suspect he deals drugs and porn.  He’s even killed a man and gotten away with it.  He gets away with all of it, hinting that he has a secret government background and that he’s “protected” by the Powers That Be.  
Glover may finally have gone too far.  He’s suspected of kidnapping a young teenage boy to use for child porn and a pedophile sex-ring.  There’s no proof, but this time, Albuquerque police are determined to nail Glover to the wall.  
Lee Nez, a Navajo state police officer, and Diane Lopez, an FBI agent, go undercover in Glover’s trailer park.  Lee and Diane find that their growing attraction for each other is heightened by their posing as husband and wife, but do not allow that to distract them from their mission.  They soon learn that not long ago, Glover’s neighbors tried to take the law into their own hands—they dragged Glover from his home and beat him to death, leaving him in a shallow grave.  
To everyone’s shock, a few days later Glover reappeared with not a mark on him.  Lee and Diane are no strangers to the supernatural—Lee is a Navajo vampire and Diane’s last FBI partner was killed by a werewolf.  Whatever Glover is, they’ll deal with it.
When a second child goes missing and clues link her to Glover, Lee and Diane know they are running out of time.  Glover may be some kind of un-dead, but soon those children will be really dead, or worse. 

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SURROGATE EVIL
CHAPTER 1For a genuine half vampire, Lee Nez's night life had been quite ordinary lately. Not that the evening shift of a New Mexico state policeman was necessarily boring. There were always DWI stops, roll-over accidents on the interstate, or calls from isolated sheriff's deputies to help break up a fight, back up the call on a robbery--or worse.Lee took a leisurely sip of coffee, enjoying the fact that he was off-duty now and there were still six and a half hours, give or take a few minutes, of nighttime left before sunlight became an issue for him.

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Praise for Pale Death:
 
“A twist on the vampire novel, with a good-guy vampire seeking his evil counterpart.  Fast-paced, nonstop action abounds.  With the popularity of vampire novels, this is certain to appeal to paranormal fans.”—Romantic Times BookClub Magazine
 
Praise for Blood Retribution:
 
“Filled with plenty of excitement and intrigue, with enough vampire lore to keep fantasy fans happy and enough thrills to keep mystery readers turning the pages.”—Booklist
 
“Expands on the intriguing Navajo legends at the heart of the story.  Vampire aficionados will enjoy a look at nightwalkers from a unique cultural viewpoint, and mystery fans will relish the action and clever resolution.”—Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine
 
Praise for Second Sunrise:
 
“Is there anything a Navajo half-vampire cop can’t handle?  Apparently not.  Paced like a hundred-yard dash and yet still somehow a leisurely read.  Cross-genre entertainment at the top of its form.”--Kirkus Reviews

 
"An entertaining start to a new mystery series.”--Locus

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Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

David and Aimée Thurlo are the authors of the Ella Clah series, the Sister Agatha series, and two previous Lee Nez novels, Second Sunrise and Blood Retribution. They have also written Plant Them Deep, which features Rose Destea from the Ella Clah series, and The Spirit Line, a novel for young adults. The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico, with an ever-changing menagerie.

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Surrogate Evil
A Lee Nez Novel
Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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Forge Books
November 2006
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ISBN: 9781466815704
ISBN10: 1466815701
320 pages
$7.99
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