“Both a scathing and picaresque comedy, a biting and spicy concoction. Just like tequila.”—Le Monde
It’s not easy being a cop in Mexico City. Meet Carlito, a police detective with a complicated life. A wife, a mistress, children by both. He resorts to money laundering and arms dealing to finance his police activity. The money for justice must be found somewhere.
The corpse in the hotel room is that of a gringo with a weakness for blue movies. Carlito’s maverick investigation leads him into a labyrinth of gang wars and corrupt politicians.
Rolo Diez, born in Argentina, was imprisoned for two years during the military dictatorship. He now lives in Mexico City, where he works as a novelist and screenwriter.
Mexico City cop Carlos Hernandez has a wife, a mistress and a new girlfriend waiting behind every door in Rolo Diez's fine homage to the noir novels of old, Tequila Blue (1992), translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. Though he has to supplement his minuscule paycheck with some private crime-gun running, money laundering, the odd drug deal-Carlos values the idea of justice highly. When a foreign visitor with a taste for blue movies starring Mexican teenage girls is murdered in his hotel room, Carlos puts all his energies into trying to track down the killer. .