Tropic of night: Jimmy Paz Series, Book 1
Not since The Secret History has a novel so flawlessly married the ferocious intensity of an unforgettable thriller with the depth, daring, and nuance of our most celebrated literary fiction. Tropic of Night is a virtuoso performance -- an unforgettably accomplished novel, a masterpiece of electricity and ambition.
Jane Doe was a promising anthropologist, an expert on shamanism. Now she's nothing, a shadow: after faking her own suicide, she's living under an assumed identity in Miami with a little girl to protect. Everyone thinks she's dead. Or so she hopes.
Then the killings start, a series of ritualistic murders that terrifies all of Miami. The investigator is Jimmy Paz, a Cuban-American police detective. There are witnesses, but they can recall almost nothing of the events, as though their memories have been erased -- as if a spell has been cast on each of them. Equally bizarre is the string of clues Paz uncovers: a divination charm, exotic drugs found in the bodies of the victims, a century-old report telling of a secret place in the heart of Africa.
These clues point Paz inexorably toward the fugitive, Jane Doe, and force Jane to realize that the darkness she has fled is seeking her out, hunting her down. By the time her path intersects with Jimmy Paz's, the two will be thrust into a cataclysmic battle between good and an evil unimaginable to the Western mind.
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|Grouping Title||tropic of night|
|Grouping Author||gruber michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-20 22:45:09PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-20 23:26:56PM|
|author||Gruber, Michael, 1940-|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction|
Jane Doe lives in the shadows under an assumed name. A once-promising anthropologist and an expert on shamanism, everyone thinks she's dead. Or so she hopes.
Jimmy Paz is a Cuban-American police detective. Straddling two cultures, he understands things others cannot.
When the killings start -- a series of ritualistic murders -- all of Miami is terrified. Especially Jane. She knows the dark truth that Jimmy must desperately search to uncover. As their lives slowly interconnect, Jane and Paz are soon caught in a cataclysmic battle between good and an evil as unimaginable as it is terrifying . . .
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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780060509545, 9780061650734, 9780061754760, 9780792746225|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|publishDate||2003, 2006, 2009|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000199997|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|2003.|419 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:35638f1b-8346-44eb-b38a-199811b16fed|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2006|, overdrive:68416a83-8331-4b41-9b4b-f5f2f2e334d5|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
|subject_facet||Africa -- Fiction, Miami (Fla.) -- Fiction, Shamanism -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, American, Women anthropologists -- Fiction|
|title_display||Tropic of night|
|title_full||Tropic of Night Jimmy Paz Series, Book 1, Tropic of night / Michael Gruber|
|title_short||Tropic of night|
|title_sub||Jimmy Paz Series, Book 1|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Shamanism, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller, Women anthropologists|