Beat cop Emilia Cruz wants to be the first female police detective in Acapulco. But will they break her before she gets to the squadroom?
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Lieutenant Inocente slowly sat upright. “Let me put this in a way you’ll understand, Cruz,” he said. “Unless one of my detectives steps up and says they’ll take you on as partner, you just wasted a lot of time and energy going after this job.”
Emilia felt a rush of anger. “That wasn’t a criteria last year,” she pointed out. “Or the year before. Or any year.”
“You’re not last year,” Lieutenant Inocente said.
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Consistently exciting . . . a clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series’ next installment. — Kirkus Reviews on CLIFF DIVER
For pure entertainment and a gripping story likely resulting in nail biting, read Carmen Amato’s addictive prose. She knows this territory like a jaguar! — Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp on HAT DANCE
If you like international mysteries by Jo Nesbo, Ian Rankin, and Henning Mankell, you’ll want to meet Emilia Cruz
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