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Grave Consequences

A Charlie Henry Mystery

A Charlie Henry Mystery (Volume 2)

Author: Aimee & David Thurlo

Grave Consequences

Grave Consequences

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Charlie Henry, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks that he's finally turned a corner and the calm, quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never really...

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304
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On Sale
04/28/2015

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Charlie Henry, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks that he's finally turned a corner and the calm, quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never really works out that way.

A young Navajo man comes into Charlie's shop, FOB Pawn, claiming that his girlfriend mistakenly pawned a beautiful family heirloom, a turquoise necklace that she desperately needs back. When he's unable to produce any proof of this tale, Charlie is immediately suspicious and sticks by the golden pawnbroker rule: No claim ticket, no exchange. Then the young man returns with reinforcements—and guns—making it abundantly clear that there's more to this story than a family treasure.

This necklace quickly becomes the focus of a case where everyone lies, and every question seems to answer with gunfire. With the help of his semi-estranged brother, Alfred, a tribal cop working undercover, Charlie quickly finds out that the pendant was the work of a Navajo silversmith who was recently murdered. And, in an act so taboo in Navajo culture as to be unthinkable, his grave dug up and this piece of jewelry removed. With multiple parties vying to get their hands on the necklace—for what ill-gotten gains, no one knows—it's up to Charlie and his comrades-in-arms to help find out who's really telling the truth, and uncover the mysteries that this heirloom holds.

Imprint Publisher

Minotaur Books

ISBN

9781250029010

In The News

Lethal Weapon meets Ella Clah… with a touch of The Fast and the Furious thrown in. This book should come with seatbelts. The Pawnbroker gives the traditional mystery a much-needed shot of adrenaline.” —Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Heist on The Pawnbroker

“The entire novel moves at a breakneck pace through burglaries, stakeouts, and car chases… A promising debut for a very contemporary character.” —Booklist on The Pawnbroker

“Fans of the Sister Agatha and Ella Clah mysteries will find the Thurlos' new series kickoff more thriller than mystery, though there's still a touch of the trademark Navajo lore.” —Kirkus on The Pawnbroker

“This looks to be a promising new series for the Thurlos, which hopefully will match and exceed the level acquired by their other books.” —Bookreporter

“A winning mix of suspense, romance, and Navajo Nation lore; a must-read for Tony Hillerman fans.” —B. J. Daniels, USA Today bestselling author, on A Time of Change

“A bracing series debut... [with] plenty of gunplay.” —Publishers Weekly on The Pawnbroker

“This whodunit is... heavily laced with action and rife with deceit. It's difficult to sort out the good guys from the bad, which heightens the suspense.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Grave Consequences

Grave Consequences

$13.99

e-Book