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Using lessons learned from 30 years as a US intelligence officer, I craft crime fiction loaded with mystery and deception, including the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz series.

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The Listmaker of Acapulco novella

THE LISTMAKER OF ACAPULCO

A Kindle Single novella

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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Narco Noir

NARCO NOIR

Finalist for the 2021 Silver Falchion Award for Best Investigator

A bitter past drives Acapulco’s first female police detective into a Hollywood movie starring lies and murder when she goes undercover to catch a killer. As the camera rolls, Detective Emilia Cruz faces her toughest case yet.

After witnessing the execution-style murder of a taxi driver, Emilia replaces him behind the wheel. Undercover with a false identity, her target is a shadowy gang extorting protection money from the upscale taxi service.

But when Emilia’s worst enemy asks for a ride, both her life and the murder investigation accelerate out of control.

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The Hidden Light of Mexico City thriller

THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY

Longlisted for the 2020 Millennium Book Award

With deep state help, a ruthless druglord is poised to buy Mexico’s presidency. One man stands in the way.

This brilliant political thriller takes you on a riveting ride through Mexico’s rigid class system and the country’s spiraling drug violence, to the harsh realities of the US-Mexican border.

Authentic and revealing, expect characters who leap off the page and a chilling border scenario that could be tomorrow’s headlines.

 

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