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The Resource Illicit trade : A Valentin Vermeulen thriller, Michael Niemann

Illicit trade : A Valentin Vermeulen thriller, Michael Niemann

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Illicit trade : A Valentin Vermeulen thriller
Title
Illicit trade
Title remainder
A Valentin Vermeulen thriller
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Michael Niemann
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Two poor Kenyan men visiting the U. S. are found dead, one in jail, one on the street. Both used forged UN documents to enter the country. Valentin Vermeulen's superiors have no interest in the plight of undocumented immigrants, but they want him to stop the fraud. The clues take Vermeulen from New York City to Newark, where he riles a woman known as "The Broker," then to Vienna. Earle Jackson, a small-time hustler and the last person to speak with one of the dead Kenyans, has taken the man's passport and money. He also finds a note listing an address in Newark, where his efforts to cash in on the situation go awry. Fleeing for his life, Jackson flies to Nairobi using the dead man's passport. Vermeulen and Jackson have chanced upon a criminal network more extensive and vicious than either could have imagined. To survive, Vermeulen must do more than sever a few links. He must find the mastermind at the top. -- back cover
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In Niemann’s intriguing second Valentin Vermeulen thriller (after Legitimate Business), the New York–based Flemish employee of the U.N.’s Office of Internal Oversight Services fields a complaint from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that someone at the OIOS office in Nairobi used a fake invitation letter to get a Kenyan man, Joseph Odinga, a visa to enter the U.S. Odinga, who was detained at JFK airport because he was acting suspiciously, is now at a detention center in Elizabeth, N.J. When Vermeulen tries to visit Odinga, he learns that the Kenyan is dead. An anonymous phone caller later tells him that Odinga was murdered by a fellow detainee. Meanwhile, Earle Jackson, a small-time hustler in Newark, N.J., encounters another Kenyan man, who dies in his arms on the street; Jackson takes the man’s wallet and passport. Readers may figure out the criminal enterprise behind the visa scam before the heroes do, but the unexpected resourcefulness that Vermeulen and Jackson each display in dealing with dangerous foes in their respective quests is highly entertaining. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/02/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 01, p)
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10556100
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Niemann, Michael
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Valentin Vermeulen thrillers
Series volume
2
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  • Vermeulen, Valentin (fictitious character)
  • Jackson, Earle (fictitious characte)
  • Illegal aliens
  • Murder
  • International crimes
  • Organized crime investigation
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Illicit trade : A Valentin Vermeulen thriller, Michael Niemann
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  • txt
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1742381
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781603815895
Lccn
2016956980
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781603815895
  • (OCoLC)974649189
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Illicit trade : A Valentin Vermeulen thriller, Michael Niemann
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1742381
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781603815895
Lccn
2016956980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781603815895
  • (OCoLC)974649189

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