by Carmen Amato
Book #3 in the Emilia Cruz series (2014)
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.