The Alvarez Journal

The Alvarez Journal
Rex Burns
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  • Paperback
24 Apr 2014
  • Crime & Thriller
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Once, Denver’s small-time pushers sold nothing harder than dime bags of bad California grass. But in the last year, heroin has appeared on the streets of the Mile High City. Detective Gabe Wager and his rookie partner spend their nights trailing dealers, making buys and acquiring informants. After months picking up scraps, a stray piece of information is about to put Wager on to the biggest bust of his career. A letter from the Seattle DEA puts him on the hunt for nearly five hundred kilos of smuggled marijuana. The case could make Wager’s career – if the smugglers don’t kill him first.


‘There is a toughness in this book, a hard-core, basalt toughness, but there is also a leavening of human understanding’ The New Yorker

‘Burns is one of our best writers of mystery’ Boston Globe

'It's a clever and fascinating read that any procedural fan will appreciate as a great example of how it should be done' Crime Review

Rex Burns

About Rex Burns

Rex Burns is the author of more than a dozen mystery novels. He has worked for the District Attorney’s office in Denver, and the Denver Police Force aided him in his research for this novel.