In CLIFF DIVER, when Emilia Cruz, Acapulco’s first and only female police detective, dives into the investigation of a dirty cop’s death, she might just hit the rocks instead of the water. Emilia has just been put in charge of the murder investigation into the death of her shady lieutenant. With a blood-spattered crime scene, no witnesses, and the shadow of counterfeit ransom money, it’s a high profile case that she’s not ready to handle. As Emilia pieces together the lieutenant’s last hours, she becomes a pawn in an ugly game of official corruption and grasping self-interest. Hotel manager Kurt Rucker might be able to help, but the heat between them quickly becomes a complicating factor. Emilia will follow her instincts but can she survive if they lead to the truth?
I love me a good murder mystery! A beautiful but dangerous locale makes a great setting for Cliff Diver. Corrupt police and the drug war clash to make for a fast and gory ride. There are so many layers to this murder mystery that at times you can get a little lost in it. The story comes back around and gets clearer as you go though. The main character Emilia is tough and has a lot of guts. She’s the only female detective in the Acapulco Police Department and she’s not exactly welcomed with open arms. Add to that her slightly unhinged mother at home and a bit of forbidden romance. When the bad guys were revealed I was quite shocked. Just when you think you have it figured out you are proven wrong. I loved every page of this book and I can’t wait to see what comes next for Amelia and the Acapulco Police Department!
About the Author
Originally from New York, I was educated there as well as Paris, France, and Virginia. I married the smartest man I could find and together we’ve lived in some unexpected places. Mexico and Central America provided the impetus for my writing career and my mystery and thriller books draw on my experiences there. I don’t flinch from issues like corruption, cartels and the region’s social inequalities.