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Bloodfire

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Bloodfire

Fred Carver Mystery Series, Book 5
by John Lutz
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When a nervous husband asks him to track down his heroin addict wife, Fred Carver learns that not every client can be trusted

When he meets Bob Ghostly, it's hardly the first time that Fred Carver has been asked to find a missing spouse. But Ghostly's tale about a beautiful woman who fled for no apparent reason doesn't quite convince Carver, who presses for more detail. Finally Ghostly admits it. His wife was beautiful, intelligent, and kind, but she was also a heroin addict. She fled their Florida home with half their savings—nearly $10,000—and he's afraid she's going to put it straight into her veins.

Carver goes looking for the troubled young bride, but when she shows up on her own—terrified and looking for protection—a routine case becomes one that could prove lethal for the well-meaning PI.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Bloodfire is the 5th book in the Fred Carver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

When a nervous husband asks him to track down his heroin addict wife, Fred Carver learns that not every client can be trusted

When he meets Bob Ghostly, it's hardly the first time that Fred Carver has been asked to find a missing spouse. But Ghostly's tale about a beautiful woman who fled for no apparent reason doesn't quite convince Carver, who presses for more detail. Finally Ghostly admits it. His wife was beautiful, intelligent, and kind, but she was also a heroin addict. She fled their Florida home with half their savings—nearly $10,000—and he's afraid she's going to put it straight into her veins.

Carver goes looking for the troubled young bride, but when she shows up on her own—terrified and looking for protection—a routine case becomes one that could prove lethal for the well-meaning PI.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Bloodfire is the 5th book in the Fred Carver Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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About the Author-
  • For over forty years, John Lutz (b. 1939) has been one of the premier voices in contemporary hard-boiled fiction, producing dozens of novels and over 250 short stories. His earliest success came with the Alo Nudger series, set in his hometown of St. Louis. Tropical Heat introduced Fred Carver, a Florida detective whom Lutz followed in ten novels. More recently, he has produced five books in the Frank Quinn serial killer series. Lutz is a former president of the Mystery Writers of America, and his many honors include lifetime achievement awards from the Short Mystery Fiction Society and the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in St. Louis.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 1, 1991
    Series hero PI Fred Carver guards a client's heroin-addict wife in this quick and jaunty read. At first, Robert Ghostly seems sincerely worried about Elizabeth, but Carver develops doubts after he is nearly hit by a bullet that kills Elizabeth's sister. Then he learns that his client, who is really Roberto Gomez, one of Florida's most brutal drug dealers, blames the stillbirth of a son on his wife's habit. Roberto wants revenge, but Carver wants out--until beautiful Elizabeth turns up and begs him to help her. After discovering that she was never an addict and that her son is alive, Carver altruistically agrees. Together they drive to a motel in the wilds of Florida, where Elizabeth, who is black, infuriates a pair of rednecks who then add to their problems. Fortunately for Carver and Elizabeth, Roberto is being followed by a cop. While failing to build up much suspense, Lutz ( Flame ) supplies a credible twist at the end of this absorbing tale.

  • Publishers Weekly

    "An absorbing tale . . . quick and jaunty."

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Another winner for a three-time top award winning author." --Mystery News

    "Another satisfying thriller . . . Lutz carefully and caustically captures the heat and amorality of the faces and fixtures of the Florida drug scene."

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