Hat Dance, a Detective Emilia Cruz novel
Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco, investigating crime in a city both breathtaking and deadly. Mexican drug cartels battle for control and politicians are bought with blood money.
Your partner once vowed to destroy you. Your new lieutenant is a drunk. Your lover might leave Acapulco.
And then the restaurant you just left blows up.
That’s the situation for Detective Emilia Cruz in HAT DANCE, the second book in the sensational police procedural series taking the mystery scene by storm. Terrified by her nightmares of the restaurant fire and shaken by norteamericano hotel manager Kurt Rucker’s possible move, Emilia must catch a violent firebomber and find a missing girl before the iconic beach city is destroyed.
Neither investigation is easy, because the influence and impact of Mexico’s drug war is everywhere, just like the salt breeze coming off the ocean. Emilia’s police work is soon hijacked by savage political rivalries, a corrupt Vice cop, and a woman in prison who knows more than she’ll say.
As Acapulco screams for an end to the flames, the arsonist evades Emilia’s sting operation. Meanwhile, the missing girl’s trail leads to Acapulco’s famous lucha libre fighters.
Inside the coliseum, the heat of the investigation ignites into an inferno. If Emilia’s only chance to survive is to dance with the devil, will she take it?
“Emilia . . . is a force to be reckoned with . . . I loved Hat Dance just as much as Cliff Diver” – MysterySequels.com
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I'm author Carmen Amato. I write mystery and suspense, including the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco. Expect risk, power, corruption. And relationships with heat. More