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Publisher Description

Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. The city has it all: beaches, luxe resorts, fabulous shopping. Drug cartel murders. 

Bodies are piling up in the morgue. 

But some cops are more interested in deals than deaths. 

By accident, Detective Emilia Cruz finds a human finger sold as a religious relic. It triggers memories of a painful episode she can’t share with her lover, hotel manager Kurt Rucker. 

Expecting to find a kidnapping gone bad, Emilia instead discovers a sickening trail. The finger was bought and sold time after time before ending up in a posh store. At the same time, a murder victim aboard a cruise ship suggests a new drug is on the street while a rookie detective seems more interested in Emilia than in learning his job. 

With the rookie in tow, Emilia finds herself in the hills above Mexico's Costa Chica coast south of Acapulco. In a lonely place where vigilante groups have replaced civil authority and the crash of surf competes with gunshots, Emilia will face the biggest challenge of her police detective career. 

But it's nothing compared to what’s waiting for you back in Acapulco. 

“Carmen Amato knows how to bring Acapulco to life . . . Emilia is definitely a character that is close to my heart.” – MysterySequels.com 

“Amato brings her characters to life with her vivid writing style and sets them on the streets of a Mexico steeped in Catholicism and corruption . . . A unique and gripping mystery novel.” – OnlineBookClub.org 

Get all the DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ books:
Cliff Diver 
Hat Dance 
Diablo Nights 
King Peso 
Pacific Reaper 
43 Missing 
Made in Acapulco

Fiction & Literature
March 24
Laurel & Croton
Draft2Digital, LLC

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