The Poisoned Pawn (Paperback)

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This is the second in a series
set in Havana and Canada is delightful and well written.  It is definitely
great a sequel with the same characters and the storey continues with many
twists and turns.  I hate to tell you anything about this book because I
am afraid I will give away the plot.  It continues with the breakup of the
Canadian detective’s marriage, child pornography with a Priest (and possibly
other high ranking officials), poison in two different countries, and the
blockade of Cuba.  Detective Ramirez is once again able to deduce who,
what, and where with the help of his friend Dr. Aprico.

— Sue Halvorsen


The gripping, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed "The Beggar's Opera"
Detective Mike Ellis returns home after he is cleared in the death of a young boy while on vacation in Cuba, only to discover that his estranged wife, Hilary, is dead, and that he's the main suspect. Meanwhile, Inspector Ramirez, head of the Havana Major Crimes Unit, is dispatched to Ottawa to take custody of a Cuban priest apprehended by authorities while in possession of a laptop full of child pornography. Ramirez will uncover a web of deceit and depravity that extends from the corridors of power in Ottawa to the hallowed halls of the Vatican and back again.

About the Author

Peggy Blair, author of the acclaimed thriller "The Beggar s Opera," has been a lawyer for more than thirty years. Blair spent a Christmas in Old Havana, where she watched bored young policemen along the Malecon, visited Hemingway s favorite bars, and learned to make the perfect mojito. Author websites:;"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143189763
ISBN-10: 014318976X
Publisher: Pintail
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014
Pages: 318
Language: English
Series: Inspector Ramirez Novel