Unfortunately I haven't read the first book in this exciting series set in Mexico, but it didn't matter as this is a standalone thriller of epic proportions. I am going to read the first book though if only to find out what happened to Rico.
Emilia Cruz is a kick ass cop with a complicated love life. The book is well balanced in that the romance part of the story doesn't distract the reader from the real crime in the slightest.
Emilia is on a date with her US boyfriend Kurt who has just asked her to decide to go with him or stay in her home town when a series of explosions takes place. Was the town's mayor the target as the body count rises?
In the many twists and turns in this stunning thriller the trail leads Emilia and her partner Silvio, the yin and yang of partnerships, up several unexpected pathways.
When Emilia is asked to find missing girl Lila it's her partner who comes up trumps in helping her solve the case.
A comprehensive cast of characters that makes this novel a compelling read.
A recommended read that has been beautifully crafted and executed. ”