Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty

Fifty Grand was the title of an Ernest Hemmingway short story.

In this Fifty Grand, Mercado, the heroine, is a hot-shot Cuban cop who has fluked a visa to Mexico City so that she can travel from there, via a coyote road, to the Colorado town of Fairview.

Mercado is on a mission to avenge her father’s death in a hit-and-run accident; also to find evidence that he didn’t mean to abandon her on the eve of her all-important 15th birthday.

She poses as an illegal worker at an upscale Ski Resort. Something like Telluride.

McKinty writes no bad books.

But I enjoyed this stand alone book least of those I’ve read.

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