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The Fourth Durango

The Fourth Durango

Ross Thomas; Introduction by Sarah Paretsky

St. Martin's Griffin

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The Fourth Durango is not your ordinary Durango. It's not in Spain, or Mexico, and it's not a ski town in the Colorado Rockies, although Durangos do exist in all of those places. This Durango has an industry, albeit a rather odd one-it is a hideout business, a place where people pay to find sanctuary from former friends and associates who are either trying to kill them, or have them killed. Into this Durango comes a former chief justice of a state supreme court, followed by son-in-law Kelly Vines to act as his emissary to the beautiful and savvy mayor. Following them come a false priest, and a run of murders. It takes a Ross Thomas to stir these characters into a witty and ingenious mix readers will not be able to -and certainly would not want to-resist.

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Praise for The Fourth Durango

"A suspense story laced with wry wit. ... Thomas builds suspense and character almost casually, once again proving himself a master of the crime thriller." - Publishers Weekly

"A new Ross Thomas turns me back into a reader who forgets what day it is." - The Cincinnati Enquirer

"An entertaining book that can be pleasantly devoured in a sitting or returned to in satisfied anticipation." - Los Angeles Times

"We already know how witty Mr. Thomas can be about entrepreneurial greed and political chicanery... But Durango is a revelation. ... Give us a road map and a passport." - The New York Times

"There is no one like Ross Thomas...a master of the arabesques of storytelling." - The Washington Post

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About the author

Ross Thomas; Introduction by Sarah Paretsky

Ross Thomas is ranked as one of the very top thriller writers by his fellow authors, and his readers loudly agree. Two Edgar Awards, and other prizes, only complement the abundant praise that Thomas has received.

Thomas died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels had gone out of print. This should never have happened to the man of whom The New Yorker has said "Very few...are as consistently entertaining...even fewer can match him for style and power." Minotaur is proud to remedy this situation by reissuing Thomas's novels. So start reading, and prepare to join Ross Thomas's legions of admiring fans.

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