The Mysterious Bookshop

Hoffman, Patrick, The White Van

At a dive bar in San Francisco’s edgy Tenderloin district, drug-hustling Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape from her desperate lifestyle. When she is approached by a Russian businessman, she thinks she might have found her exit. A week later, drugged, disoriented and wanted for robbery, Emily finds herself on the run for her life.
When cop Leo Elias, broke, alcoholic and desperate, hears about an unsolved bank robbery, the stolen money proves too strong a temptation. Elias takes the case into his own hands, hoping to find Emily and the money before anyone else does.
A sharply drawn cast of characters, dirty cops, Russian drug dealers, Chinese black-market traders, street smart Cambodians, and shady entrepreneurs, all take part in this unflinching tour through San Francisco’s underbelly. Hoffman writes with unstoppable momentum and produces twists that will surprise until the end.


We are devoted to all things mysterious, from hard-boiled hardcovers to pulpy paperbacks, suspected signings and whispers around town.

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