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The page-turning follow-up to acclaimed thriller Two Girls Down features the tenacious PI Alice Vega and her electric partnership with Max Caplan, as they follow a shocking murder investigation to it’s even more shocking conclusion.
On the outskirts of San Diego, the bodies of two young women are discovered. They have no names, no IDs, but one of the Jane Does holds a note bearing the name, “Alice Vega.” The police and FBI reach out to Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing. Fearing the possibility of a human trafficking ring, Vega enlists the help of her one-time partner, former cop Max “Cap” Caplan.
Despite a case with so few leads, Alice Vega is a powerful woman whose determination is matched only by her intellect, and, along with her partner Cap, she will stop at nothing to find the Janes’ killers before it is too late.
Louisa Luna is writing new classics of crime fiction, and her partnership of Vega and Cap is rightfully joining the pantheon of the most memorable thrillers.
What starts as a straightforward, if extremely challenging, assignment figuring out who killed two barely teenage Latina Jane Does and dumped them in the San Diego, Calif., area quickly turns treacherous for PIs Alice Vega and Max Caplan in Luna's gripping sequel to 2018's Two Girls Down. Brought in by SDPD Cmdr. Roland Otero to investigate under the radar, the pair get an early break from forensic evidence that not only offers them an angle into the case but strongly suggests that the girls were being sexually trafficked. When the partners swiftly identify a prime suspect, Otero bafflingly thanks them for their efforts and asks them to stand down. Which is the last thing that pit-bull-focused Vega is about to do, plunging the now-rogue team into a perilous sprint to stay one step ahead of the ostensible good guys as they race to unravel a plot as dark and twisted as one of the tunnels the bad guys use for smuggling between Mexico and the U.S. Though the fast and furious action sometimes stretches credulity, in marked contrast to the gritty realism of the rest of the novel, this dynamic duo rates a long run.