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Fifty Grand

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Fifty Grand By Adrian McKintyMercado, a tough Cuban cop manages to wangle a visa to Mexico from where she enlists the help of a people smuggler to get into the United States. She’s bound for Colorado where she hopes to find out the truth about her father’s death: he was recently killed in what was said to be a hit and run accident. Her father, who had been working as a pest controller had been posing as a Mexican immigrant, even though, as a Cuban defector, he would have been legally entitled to a green card: this news only creates more questions for Mercado.

In Fairview, Colorado, Mercado blends herself into a town frequented by America’s rich and beautiful. Working for the loathsome Esteban, Mercado learns the reality about what it is to be an illegal in the United States.


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