ENDANGERED SPECIES by Rex Burns

ENDANGERED SPECIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The ninth case for Gabe Wager (Homicide, Denver P.D.; Body Guard, etc.) is actually two cases: the shooting of Tapat°os gang member Ray Moralez, and the death of a badly charred corpse in a house whose vanished tenant's paper trail is a dead end. The search for Ray's suspected killer, gang rival Flaco Mart°nez, is routine--though Burns is especially good at showing white cops persuading unwilling Hispanics to give information about Flaco--but the unknown victim leads Gabe to all sorts of goodies: an environmental terrorist, an FBI investigation, and an audacious plot to save the earth by blowing up the Rocky Flats atomic-weapons plant and bringing life in Denver to an end--an incredible scenario that Burns makes compelling by his unobtrusive mastery of procedural detail. A standout entry in this normally quiet series.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-670-84601-5
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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