Diablo Nights: An Emilia Cruz Novel

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Diablo Nights: an Emilia Cruz Novel

Corrupt cops, criminal cartels and Honduras drug gangs—all come together in this, the third of the Emilia Cruz series.

A body is found in the meat locker of a cruise ship. When the police are called, Acapulco’s only female detective, Emilia Cruz and her partner Franco Silvio arrive on the scene. Shortly thereafter, the appearance of a unique, if not downright odd, religious relic draws Emilia and her cohorts into the world of drug smuggling and revenge killings. To add to their difficulties they are assigned a new recruit, one with no experience or training.

At the same time she is dealing with the horrendous things that appear during the investigation, Emilia is trying to maintain a relationship with her love interest, Kurt Rucker. She is also embroiled in an investigation of the “Las Perdidas” (the Lost Ones,) a file of her own that she maintains. Throughout the story we are given glimpses into the harsh realities of this issue as well.

Author Carmen Amato does an excellent job of introducing her heroine in the first chapter, ensuring that anyone reading this as their first book from the series will know her. As soon as that is done, Amato wastes no time engulfing the reader in the intrigue and action of “Diablo Nights.”

Amato provides pointed reminders of the previous volumes that bring Ms. Cruz to life for the new reader and further involve returning readers in her character. Each character is introduced with just enough information to know who they are and brings the reader up to date.

“Diablo Nights” is an excellent addition to any crime fiction library.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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