Imagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. From the beaches of Punta Diamante to the cliffs of La Quebrada, the city is awash in cartel violence and deadly corruption. Everyone has their price.
Your new lieutenant is a drunk. Your partner once vowed to destroy you. Your lover might leave Acapulco.
And then the restaurant you just left blows up.
Terrified by her nightmares of the fire and shaken by hotel manager Kurt Rucker’s possible move, Detective Emilia Cruz and her surly new partner Franco Silvio must catch a violent arsonist before fire and protests destroy Acapulco.
At the same time, a young girl has disappeared from Emilia’s own neighborhood. Despite an already crushing workload, Emilia agrees to look for her.
Neither investigation is easy, because the influence and impact of Mexico’s drug war is everywhere. The arson investigation is soon hijacked by savage political rivalries, a corrupt Vice cop, and a woman in prison who knows more than she’ll say.
But the missing girl’s trail leads to Acapulco’s famous lucha libre fighters.
Inside the coliseum, both cases ignite into an inferno. If Emilia’s only chance to survive is to dance with the devil, will she take it?
“Emilia . . . is a force to be reckoned with . . . I loved Hat Dance just as much as Cliff Diver” – MysterySequels.com
“A story far richer than the thriller-factories of the big publishing houses. If she continues writing this series, I’ll keep reading it.” – LibraryThing
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