Masters of crime fiction immediately hailed Shell Games, which introduced a dynamic new hero and an exciting new author. Michael Connelly: "You know when you read this one that you are on to something good. Kirk Russell comes out of the gate with a story brimming with fresh characters and artful prose." John Lescroart: "Excellent...a compelling plot, fully realized characters, white-knuckle suspense, and unusual yet accessible settings." Ridley Pearson: "...a wonderfully unpredictable plot that holds the reader hostage to the very last page." And Jan Burke: "...a great read...it's hard to believe it's a first novel." Hero John Marquez runs an undercover unit of the California Department of Fish and Game and is taking on international abalone poachers, when he discovers that he's not finished with the ghosts and threats from his past as a drug agent. A completely original and entertaining eco-thriller and crime novel, now in paperback.
About the Author
Kirk Russell lives in Berkeley, California.