‘THE EXTRADITIONIST‘ (BENN BLUESTONE #1) by TODD MERER
FIRST LINES / BOOK BEGINNINGS
The Logui people live beside a mountain they call Anawanda – “the center of the world” – which is the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the northernmost Andean range in Colombia.
Things happen in Colombia.
A FEW YEARS LATER
You need four things to tell a story: a beginning, a middle, an end, and you can’t be dead.
Survival’s my ticket to tell this story. No one else is left to contradict it. The other characters have gone to hell and aren’t coming back. I tell myself that I’m blameless; that they would have perished whether or not I was involved; that, if not me, it would habe been someone else. But, deep down, I know I’m lying.
Because I was not merely an instrument but the key.
Because I ignored lines between good and evil.
When the world’s most notorious cartel bosses get arrested, they call Benn Bluestone. A drug lawyer sharp enough to exploit loopholes in the system, Bluestone loves the money, the women, the action that come with his career…but working between the lines of justice and crime has taken its toll, and he desperately wants out. He’s convinced himself that only an insanely rich client can guarantee him a lavish retirement.
When the New Year begins with three promising cases, Bluestone thinks he’s hit pay dirt. But then the cases link dangerously together—and to his own past. Does the mysterious drug kingpin Sombra hold the key to Bluestone’s ambitions? Or does the key open a door that could bring the entire federal justice system to a screeching halt and net Bluestone a life in jail without parole?
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