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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Praise for the Detective Emilia Cruz Series
2019 & 2020 Poison Cup Award for Outstanding Series - CrimeMasters of America
2019 Silver Falchion Award - Killer Nashville
“Consistently exciting” - Kirkus Reviews
“Smashing, kept me on the edge” - Book Vue
“Darkly thrilling and accomplished” - Book Viral
“Outdoes many of the best crime authors” - Artisan Reviews
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