The Name of the DogBook - 2018
Elmer Mendoza "an important Mexican writer" (The Washington Post) returns with Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta who teams up with the head of the Pacific Cartel to confront a killer delivering death to every dentist in the region. It's Christmas in Culiacan and Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta can't believe his luck. An old flame has returned with his teenage son he knew nothing about. Happiness seems to finally be at hand for our careworn hero. The only snag is that Jason Mendieta wants to follow in his father's footsteps--even as Mexico's drug war descends a slippery slope towards chaos. While Lefty pursues a lunatic who has taken to bumping off dentists with a heavy-calibre pistol, a secret agent infiltrates a meeting of the drug lords and hears Pacific Cartel boss Samantha Valdes implore her underlings to stay out of the war. But an audacious murder provokes Samantha into changing her mind and launching a grisly wave of killings across the country. There will be no quiet family Christmas for our detective. Samantha persuades Lefty to help her find the killer that pushed everything over the edge. The truth he discovers will underline an old adage: revenge is a dish best served cold.
Publisher: New York : MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus, 2018
Branch Call Number: Mystery Mendoza
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm