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The King of Swords

(2007)
(The second book in the Max Mingus series)
A novel by

 
 
Miami, 1981. When Detective Max Mingus and his partner Joe are called to the scene of a death at Miami's Primate Park, it looks like another routine - if slightly bizarre - investigation. Until two things turn up: the victim's family, slaughtered; and a partly digested tarot card in the dead man's stomach. "The King of Swords" - an increasingly bloody trail leads Max and Joe first to a sinister fortune-teller and her scheming pimp son, then to the infamous Solomon Boukman. Few have ever met the most feared criminal in Miami, but rumours abound of a forked tongue, voodoo ceremonies and friends in very high places. Against a backdrop of black magic and police corruption, Max and Joe must distinguish the good guys from the bad - and track down some answers. What is the significance of the "King of Swords"? What makes those who have swallowed the card go on a killing spree just before they die? And can Max find out the truth about Solomon Boukman, before death's shadow reaches his own front door ...

Genre: Mystery

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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-7181-4922-X / 978-0-7181-4922-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-06-089731-7 / 978-0-06-089731-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: King of Swords (A Max Mingus Thriller)
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-241-95791-5 / 978-0-241-95791-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-06-089732-5 / 978-0-06-089732-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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2009 : Paperback
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: King of Swords (A Max Mingus Thriller)
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-14-102107-1 / 978-0-14-102107-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-7181-4923-8 / 978-0-7181-4923-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-7531-3025-4 / 978-0-7531-3025-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
ISBN: 0-7531-3026-2 / 978-0-7531-3026-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The King of Swords
Author(s): Nick Stone
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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August 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: King of Swords (A Max Mingus Thriller)
Author(s): Nick Stone
Publisher: Penguin
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