Camaro Espinoza is 'the deadliest female protagonist since Jon Land's Caitlin Strong and Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander' (Booklist).
Camaro doesn't particularly want to get involved with other people's lives, other people's problems. But she can tell that the woman in her gym is looking for help. And when she learns that Faith has a stalker, she agrees to give her a few defense lessons.
She's not expecting the stalker to become so violent so quickly. Or to have been hired by someone. Faith, it seems, has made some serious enemies... and now they're going after Camaro too.
They're about to find out that that was a mistake.
Hawken's kick-ass third Camaro Espinoza thriller (after 2017's Walk Away) finds the hard-drinking, motorcycle-riding, mixed marital arts enthusiast finally achieving some semblance of existential peace in Miami, Fla., where she runs a charter fishing business. But when a woman approaches her asking for help dealing with a stalker, Camaro reluctantly agrees to teach her self-defense skills, only to become entangled with killers from a Colombian paramilitary drug cartel involved in money laundering and drug smuggling. Complicating matters is Ignacio Montellano, a Miami homicide detective, whose friendship with the prickly Camaro may not only jeopardize his career but also their lives. Tightly plotted if a bit predictable in places, the action-packed narrative derives its real power from the complex character of Camaro, whose toughness and bad attitude make Jack Reacher look like a choir boy. Fans of Zo Sharp's Charlie Fox will love Camaro, especially her memorable one-liners: "I've never killed anyone who didn't need to be dead."