Based on the true events of September 2014, when 43 college students disappeared after a night of violence in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Emilia Cruz is detailed to a national task force to investigate such a crime. She’s the junior member and the only woman.
After 18 months and three inconclusive investigations, the task force is the Mexican government’s last attempt to discover what happened to 43 students who disappeared after being seized by police in a small Mexican city. Yet the effort, comprised of cops from across the country, seems primed for failure.
At the same time, working in Mexico City lets Emilia start the hunt for the rapist and murderer known as El Acólito, with whom she has an agonizing family tie. His past life in Mexico City could reveal clues to where he’s hiding now.
As tensions within the task force soar, a diplomat from the United States embassy offers Emilia $50,000 to end the investigation into the missing students.
But is the diplomat who he says he is? Does it matter?
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