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Jeffery Deaver - An Acceptable Sacrifice

In Hermosillo,Mexico, two strangers meet with one common goal: to killAlonso Maria Carillo, widely believed to be a drug lord better known as Cuchillo, “The Knife.” Cuchillo seems a man who makes no mistakes, leaves no witnesses, and has but one weakness: rare and wildly expensive books.  It is from this vulnerability that assassins Evans and Diaz conceive a near- perfect killing, one fit for a man capable of unspeakable cruelty. But as the plot hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion, the nature of Cuchillo’s character comes into question and Diaz’s confidence in his target’s guilt is shaken. What happens next is a whirlwind of gunfire, homemade bombs, and a tightly orchestrated crime that it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

From bestselling authorJeffery Deavercomes this riveting thriller that offers a little bit of everything: drugs, money, and murder all bound up in the buying and selling of a $50,000 book. 

The book is available in paperback for $6.95. Signed, numbered hardcover copies (limited to 100) are available for $50, and signed, lettered hardcover copies (edition of 26) are available for $100. Use the drop down menu to choose. 



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