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Rex Burns is the author of numerous thrillers set in and around Denver, Colorado. Born in California, he served in the Marine Corps and attended Stanford and the University of Minnesota before becoming a writer. His Edgar Award-winning first novel, The Alvarez Journal (1975) introduced Gabe Wager, a Denver police detective working in the Organized Crime Unit. Burns continued this hardboiled series through ten more novels, concluding it with 1997’s The Leaning Land. The Avenging Angel (1983) was adapted as a feature film, Messenger of Death, starring Charles Bronson. Rex recently started a new series, featuring the Touchstone Agency, in Body Slam, which we released earlier this year. The follow-up to that novel, Crude Carrier, is available now as a paperback and an eBook. Find it here!
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