A ruthless druglord is on the brink of buying Mexico's presidency.
Only one man stands in his way.
In this stunning thriller from a former U.S. intelligence officer, secrets fuel the drug war raging along the US-Mexican border. On the eve of Mexico's presidential elections, government attorney Eduardo Cortez Castillo discovers collusion between the country's powerful Minister of Public Security and the drug cartel leader known as El Toro.
Coded messages . . . a secret website . . . clever money laundering.
"Enthralling political drama . . . Politics and corruption, and a man and woman from opposite ends of the social spectrum who call in love." -- Literary Fiction Review
Marked for death by cartel assassins, Eduardo follows the money trail deep into drug smuggling territory. There he'll find that violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, and the odds are against survival.
Back in Mexico City, a woman whose name means Light of Mary waits for him.
The cartel is looking for her, too.
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Critically acclaimed author Carmen Amato uses the counterdrug expertise gained during a 30-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency to weave together a story that rings with authenticity. Amato is a recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal.
Not since The Manchurian Candidate has a political thriller book kept readers so riveted to characters who leap off the page. From Mexico's class system, to the country's spiraling drug violence, to the harsh realities of the US-Mexican border, get ready for a heart-stopping ride through the darkness of today's war on drugs.
"Within minutes of reading the opening pages of this story, the reader is completely taken away and wrapped completely in the heart of Mexico City and its culture. The cornucopia of characters and their sub-stories are painted beautifully with layers of depth. Experiences are real and vividly shared . . . The peek into the classes and drug world are both captivating and thrilling." – InD'Tale Magazine
Books by Carmen Amato:
The Detective Emilia Cruz series
MADE IN ACAPULCO
THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY