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

“A thrilling series” - National Public Radio
“Consistently exciting” - Kirkus Reviews
“Smashing, kept me on the edge” - Book Vue
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A secret list and a nine-fingered body drive Acapulco’s first female police detective to the edge in this exciting companion to the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series.

Emilia stops a gang attack in an upscale neighborhood, only to become mired in a case full of false identities and criminal intrigue. Does a would-be killer’s black notebook contain a list of dirty cops? Why does one of the dead attackers have the grafted finger of another man?

More importantly, why is her police career suddenly hanging by a thread?

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There’s no beer on tap in this Prohibition-era series, but plenty of secrets, lies, and murder.

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