Latina detective Romilia Chacón is a marvelous heroine, one who clings to her heritage, her son, and a determination to do her new job in Los Angeles better than anyone else. She has to–because inside the FBI, Romilia is the only link to a legendary criminal who may have just taken down one of their own….
FBI agent Chip Pierce was found poisoned, a single word–cabrón–carved into his stomach. The only suspect is the infamous Tekún Umán, a seductive and brilliant Guatemalan drug dealer who once got under Romilia’s skin–and never quite left. Now, skirting official regulations to begin a personal hunt for Tekún, Romilia will stumble into a world where terror, fanaticism, and murder collide. What awaits her is a shocking new evil–and the ultimate threat to everything she holds dear.
About Marcos Villatoro
Marcos M. Villatoro is the author of several books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The Los Angeles Times Book Review named his nationally acclaimed Home Killings as one of the Best Books of 2001. It won the Silver Medal from… More about Marcos Villatoro
Mass Market Paperback
Published by Dell Feb 28, 2006| 320 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780440242222