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Working for an uneasy partnership of ringers and drug runners, Emma boosts cars from the wealthy streets of San Francisco. Vehicles are stolen to order and shipped out to Mexico. The profits from this side of the deal are used to finance a second smuggling operation, moving heroin and coke in the opposite direction.
There is a strong sense of place in Carson’s skillful imagery and his well written action packs a solid punch. The choice of a first person narrative also proves to be an excellent vantage point for the reader and gives ample opportunity for bonding with a sassy and likable protagonist.