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Salvador: A Superbly Disturbing Look
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Patrick Anderson
Washington Post

Before he began writing novels, David Corbett spent 15 years as an operative with a San Francisco private investigation firm, an experience that left him without illusion about the ubiquity of crime, corruption and violence in this world. His second novel, "Done for a Dime" (2003), was one of the three or four best American crime novels I've ever read. It started with the murder of an old jazz musician in California and expanded into an epic story of political and corporate wrongdoing. His new novel, "Blood of Paradise," is an equally uncompromising look at crime and corruption, this time set in today's El Salvador.