Carmen Amato draws inspiration from her 30-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency to craft mysteries and thrillers loaded with intrigue and action. Carmen is a recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal.
Her Detective Emilia Cruz police series includes CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, DIABLO NIGHTS, KING PESO, PACIFIC REAPER, 43 MISSING, and RUSSIAN MOJITO, plus the prequel collection of short stories MADE IN ACAPULCO. These crime thrillers pit the first female police detective in Acapulco against Mexico's cartels, corruption, and social inequality.
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