Expect sinuous plots, psychological tension, heart-pounding action, and relationships with heat.
THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY
“Enthralling political drama” – LITERARY FICTION REVIEW
In this stunning political thriller, secrets fuel the drug war raging along the US-Mexican border. Behind the lines in Mexico City, attorney Eduardo Cortez uncovers collusion between Mexico’s powerful Minister of Public Security and the leader of the country’s most dangerous drug cartel.
Coded messages . . . a secret website . . . clever money laundering.
Marked for death by cartel assassins, Eduardo follows the money trail deep into drug smuggling territory. There he’ll find that violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, and the odds are against survival.
Back in Mexico City, a woman whose name means Light of Mary waits for him.
The cartel is looking for her, too.
“Page-turning” – KIRKUS REVIEWS
In this standalone romantic thriller with a paranormal twist, the action races across time and place as it takes you from the University of Virginia, to historic Edinburgh, all the way to a dusty road in Iraq . . .
University professor Brodie Macbeth’s life unravels when her father kills himself.
Days later, Brodie gets another mind-numbing shock. She must read her father’s collection of British history books or forfeit a fortune.
As she reads, Brodie has terrifying nightmares torn from the pages of her father’s library. Again and again―across time and history―she is stalked by killers in her sleep who know something she doesn’t.
When Brodie falls for Joe Birnam, an Iraq War vet with his own demons, she realizes the nightmares are a deadly game in the eternal struggle against evil.
The prize is Joe’s immortal soul.
But Brodie doesn’t know how to play, let alone win.
Behind the scenes
My "Simplify" theme for 2019 led to some housekeeping and that in turn led to the discovery of a lost chapter of THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY. Backstory The novel was originally an...
My great-uncle Nicky was the second-to-the-youngest of my grandfather’s five brothers. He was missing most of his right index finger. During WWII, while my grandfather turned out copper ship hulls...
Many of the pivotal moments in my life have happened over a good meal. One time, however, the meal wasn’t even cooked. There was a thriving expatriate community in Mexico City when we...
I’ve always liked to be in the water, but by no stretch of the imagination can I call myself a strong swimmer. I didn’t take swimming lessons until I was in 5th grade, when I learned to...
Everybody has heard of Don Quixote. The image of the fictional tilter-at-windmills is everywhere in Mexico, which has long adopted Spanish literature and legends as its own. But when I...
It took me five years to realize the mistake. The Madonna mistake. In THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY, Luz de Maria is a maid in Mexico City who returns home to the small town of Soledad...