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John Santana Returns!
October 1, 2012
The bodies of young men have been turning up in the Mississippi River for years, their deaths attributed to excessive drinking. But when an Iraq war vet suffering from PTSD is found in the river, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana must decide if the young man’s death was accidental or the result of something far more sinister. Read more.
Midwest Book Award 2012 Best Mystery/Thriller of the Year. Read more about the winners in each category.
Reader Views 2012 Best Mystery/Thriller of the Year. Read more about the winners in each category.
Rebecca's Reads 2012 Best Mystery/Thriller and Best Fiction of the Year. Read more about the winners in each category.
“. . . The latest John Santana police procedural (see White Tombs, The Black Minute and Bad Weeds Never Die) is a superb detective tale starring a dedicated cop and a strong support cast; some of whom want him to take down a killer and others who hinder his inquiry. The storyline is fast-paced but provides a deep methodical investigation. With a romantic subplot that blends nicely into the thrilling tour of the Twin Cities, fans will appreciate Bone Shadows as Christopher Valen provides another great entry in a super series.”
“. . . Bone Shadows is the fourth outing (after Bad Weeds Never Die) for the intriguing police detective whose Colombian roots inform his perspective. Valen's . . . highly moral Santana character is golden. . .”
“. . . Bone Shadows is an exceptionally good read and a great addition to the John Santana series. . .”
“. . .With a compelling and believable hero and a colorful cast of supporting characters, this turned out to be another superbly written tale of convoluted motives and surprising twists and turns. . .”
“. . . Valen writes with an easy to follow style and he is adept at keeping his tale interesting, intriguing and exciting. . . Bone Shadows was a great read. It kept me hooked from page one. . . Looking forward to reading future works by this author.”
When a blood spattered Mercedes belonging to the daughter of a prominent psychologist is found abandoned, there are few clues to her whereabouts but a million dollars' worth of reasons why someone might want her dead. Read more.
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(2009) The Black Minute
When the body of a young, Hmong woman is found on Harriet Island near the Mississippi River, it appears to be a simple case of murder and revenge. But what begins as a routine investigation soon becomes something far more sinister. Read more.
(2008) White Tombs
When a prominent leader of St. Paul's close-knit Hispanic Community is murdered, Detective John Santana promises the widow he will bring down the killer. Read more.
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