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Head of Zeus
Cactus Heart
Cactus Heart Jon Talton
 A Phoenix Cold Case, 2

A PHOENIX COLD CASE: David Mapstone has returned to Phoenix, Arizona, the desert city he left behind a lifetime ago. The ex-cop, ex-history professor is working the police dept's cold case desk, unearthing long-buried secrets. And he's good at it: as an ex-historian Mapstone knows the past is never past, as an ex-cop he knows he can't trust anybody...

CACTUS HEART: Phoenix, a city built on the bones of its past, has just given up one of her longest-kept secrets. Walled up in a tunnel beneath an abandoned warehouse, the skeletons of two four-year-old twins are discovered, the victims in a notorious kidnapping case from the 1940s. But what starts as a tying-up-loose-ends case for David Mapstone quickly becomes something far more sinister.

As Mapstone delves further into the evidence, he discovers a complex web of secrets, lies, money and power. But with a very contemporary killer on the loose, he must untangle the truth – and fast – before they strike again...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 Dec 2012 * 208pp * £5.99 * 9781781850497
REVIEWS
'A great read!'
Michael Connelly
'A strong new voice in contemporary hard-boiled fiction'
Washington Post
'Talton crisply evokes Phoenix's New West ambience and keeps readers guessing with unexpected plot twists'
Publishers Weekly
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Author

Jon Talton

Jon Talton
Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan who grew up in the same neighbourhood that Mapstone calls home. He is the author of nine novels, including the Mapstone mysteries, The Pain Nurse and Deadline Man.
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