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A Max O'Brien Mystery 2
The Roma Plot
A Max O'Brien Mystery
By (author): Mario Bolduc Translated by: Jacob Homel
9781459736061 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Romania Oct 28, 2017
$17.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 1 in 472 pages Dundurn
Max O’Brien is in a race against time … and someone else’s past is catching up with him.

Max O’Brien may be a professional con man, but that doesn’t mean you can’t count on him in a bind. So when he hears that his old friend Kevin Dandurand is a wanted man over a seemingly racially motivated killing spree, he heads to Bucharest to try to make sense of what looks like an impossible situation.

The buried truths he uncovers reach back to the Second World War, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and an entanglement between a Roma man and a German woman whose echoes pursue O’Brien and Dandurand into the present day. But if they can’t escape the long shadows of the past, the two will find their present cut all too short.

  • A thriller by screenwriter and director Mario Bolduc
  • Second book in the Max O'Brien series, starring a professional con man with a gambler's nerves and a detective's mind, and featuring an international cast of characters
  • Set in present-day Romania and the concentration camps of WWII
  • First English translation of this series, which was originally published in French and sold well in Quebec
  • Translation of Tsiganes, winner of the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Book in French

Screenwriter Mario Bolduc has written three novels featuring Max O’Brien, starting with The Kashmir Trap. Originally published in French, The Roma Plot, the second book of the series, won an Arthur Ellis Award in 2008. Mario lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Book hashtag: #MaxOBrien
Author Website: maxobrienmystery.com

For more information contact
Michelle Melski, mmelski@dundurn.com

A serious story told with a light touch — the lively dialogue and characterizations counterbalance the weighty subject matter — that should appeal to most historical-mystery readers. - Booklist

Displaying a lively curiosity for Romanian history and contemporary life in Bucharest, Bolduc weaves seemingly disparate plot threads into a twisted yet coherent yarn. - Kirkus Reviews

Will appeal to readers who like to have their history lessons wrapped in a good yarn. - Publishers Weekly

A first-class thriller novel - Mystery Tribune

A deftly crafted and riveting read from first page to last, The Roma Plot reveals author Mario Bolduc as a gifted novelist with a genuine flair for narrative-driven storytelling that offers the reader a consistently entertaining and unpredictable plot of unexpected twists and turns. - Midwest Book Review

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