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City of Ice

City of Ice

(1999)
(The first book in the Emile Cinq-Mars series)
A novel by

 

"Combines gritty realism with fast-paced story-telling that never lets the reader off the hook."
Lynda La Plante


A college kid in a Santa Claus suit is tortured, murdered, and left hanging from a meat hook on Christmas Eve--a gift intended for one particular cop.
        
Reminiscent of Smilla's Sense of Snow, this gripping debut thriller set in bone-chilling midwinter Montreal features one of the most compelling new heroes to emerge in crime fiction: Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars. A brilliant logician, an eccentric who follows his own rules, this old-style cop is beleaguered by the virulent crime wave that has engulfed his city. While political uncertainty over separatism has damaged Montreal's social and economic life, organized crime has been quick to take advantage. The Russian Mafia, rival motorcycle gangs, and infiltrators from the CIA are engaged in violent turf wars, while the police force--teeming with corruption--struggles to keep the city safe.
        
Even Cinq-Mars, whose stunning arrests have made him a local hero, appears to have been compromised. How has he managed to penetrate Montreal's criminal elite? Who are his informants and how do they acquire their vast knowledge? And who is the young female American operative he seems so desperate to save from the clutches of the mob?
        
Against the backdrop of events in today's headlines, John Farrow constructs a vivid tableau peopled with home-grown and international criminals, each fighting for a piece of this frozen city, where dynamite and chain saws have become the weapons of choice. Taut and timely, City of Ice dazzles with its complex plot and grittily realized characters; it's a suspense read that's difficult to put down, impossible to forget.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: City of Ice: A Novel
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0375501401 / 9780375501401 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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May 1999 : UK Hardback
Title: City of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0712680373 / 9780712680370 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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February 1999 : UK Hardback
Title: CITY OF ICE
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0002255170 / 9780002255172 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0006393683 / 9780006393689 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Fiction
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May 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0099282488 / 9780099282488 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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January 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: City Of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0006481051 / 9780006481058 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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May 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: City of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 0812991729 / 9780812991727 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House (NY)
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: City of Ice
Author(s): John Farrow
ISBN: 071268042X / 9780712680424 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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