There was nothing waiting for ex-cop Max Mingus when he walked out of Attica Prison after serving hard time for murder—his adored wife died in a car crash while he was locked up. Now Miami's one-time top detective is haunted by an empty house, bad memories . . . and an impossible job offer for obscenely good money. Three years ago, Charlie Carver, the five-year-old son of a powerful Haitian billionaire, vanished. His father is offering Max $15 million to bring the boy back—or, at the very least, to find his body and deliver his abductors.
Max knows he should turn this case down. There's no way the kid is still alive, and pursuing his ghost means plunging headfirst into Haiti, a steaming island hotbed of crime, greed, voodoo, and corruption. And the three detectives who preceded Mingus are all dead . . . or worse. But Max has nothing left to lose—even if his investigation stirs up a murky evil that can swallow a man whole . . . and leads him to the soul-destroying truth about a terrifying local myth, a child-stealing nightmare called "Mr. Clarinet."
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Set in Haiti, this debut thriller talks and talks the talk, but forgets the walk.May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Mr. Clarinet (Max Mingus Thri...
By the time Max comes to the end of his journey in Haiti Stone has managed to work in several major plot twists, including completely flipping one character's role halfway through the book, and you'll be glad you took the trip with Max to find out exactly who Mr. Clarinet is and what happened to ...Oct 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Mr. Clarinet (Max Mingus Thri...
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