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Diablo Nights ❴Download❵ ➵ Diablo Nights Author Carmen Amato – Thomashillier.co.uk Alternate cover edition for ASIN BLCPGPIA religious relic lures Emilia Cruz, Acapulco s first and only female police detective, into a labyrinth of drug cartel smuggling and revenge killings in DIABLO Alternate cover edition for ASIN BLCPGPIA religious relic lures Emilia Cruz, Acapulco s first and only female police detective, into a labyrinth of drug cartel smuggling and revenge killings in Diablo Nights, the third novel in the explosive Emilia Cruz Mexico mystery series The relic, from Mexico s Cristero War, also surfaces a long hidden personal secret that Emilia cannot share with the man in her life, hotel manager Kurt Rucker The relic s authenticity is in doubt, however, as Emilia and her partner, senior detective Franco Silvio, find a murder victim aboard a cruise ship The victim s pockets are lined with Ora Ciega, a rare heroin strain from Colombia that promises drug war violence for Acapulco s already bloody streets The Ora Ciega trail leads Emilia to a second body that of Yolanda Lata, the mother of a girl for whom Emilia has been searching as well as to a dead Customs official who had valuable information about the cruise ship murder When stalkers shadow Emilia, the only conclusion is that she s getting close to the Ora Ciega smugglers Meanwhile, she s assigned to train a rookie detective with friends in high places The destinies of Ora Ciega, the religious relic, the rookie, and the missing girl merge into a fateful trip into 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 the shocking climax waiting for her back in Acapulco Carmen Amato s fans have been impatient for Diablo Nights, the third novel in the Emilia Cruz mystery series that goes inside Mexico s drug war with a fearless style and a woman who is hard to forget It follows HAT DANCE, and CLIFF DIVER, the novel that Kirkus Reviews called Consistently exciting A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series next installment Readers agree that Acapulco police detective Emilia Cruz joins John Rebus, Harry Hole, Arkady Renko, and Guido Brunetti as the international mystery genre s most memorable crime fighters MEET EMILIA CRUZ Detective Emilia Cruz is a good liar, a fast thinker, a determined investigator, and a mean kickboxer An Acapulco native forced to grow up too fast, she s been a cop for nearlyyears and a detective for two a strong woman in a squadroom that didn t want her and is still trying to break her But Emilia isn t afraid to defend herself and get what she s rightfully earned She s a Latina who knows that many women in Mexico don t get the chances she s had The proof is in a log she tracks of women who have gone missing But she doesn t know how to handle gringo Kurt Rucker, the manager of a luxury hotel in Acapulco A former US Marine, he has the confidence and leadership qualities she admires A triathlete, he s calm under pressure and knows what he wants But does Emilia.


10 thoughts on “Diablo Nights

  1. Boyko Ovcharov Boyko Ovcharov says:

    Nice Detective Story Nicely interwoven, original female perspective, sufficient twists The very setting and plot are a bit overused though.


  2. Carmen Amato Carmen Amato says:

    This is my own book so I m a little biased Instead of a review, here s why I wrote this book We lived in Mexico City, an American family embracing a new culture, exploring a vibrant city, and meeting people who were to impact our lives for years to come.Our house was at the start of the school bus route going home My children had a 10 minute ride Her name was Marit and her children rode the same school bus as my children.We met at the end of the school day when her chauffer driven car parked This is my own book so I m a little biased Instead of a review, here s why I wrote this book We lived in Mexico City, an American family embracing a new culture, exploring a vibrant city, and meeting people who were to impact our lives for years to come.Our house was at the start of the school bus route going home My children had a 10 minute ride Her name was Marit and her children rode the same school bus as my children.We met at the end of the school day when her chauffer driven car parked in front of the house as I waited by the gate for the bus to drop off the kids Marit got out, wearing a stylish dress, heels and ropes of gold chain, and introduced herself They lived at the end of the bus line, she explained, and while she wanted her son and daughter to have the experience of riding on a school bus, it took too long In future her children would get off at our house and be driven home by the chauffeur.We spoke a number of times after that, me in my jeans on the stoop and she in her designer clothes from the window of the car When she learned I was new to Mexico City she took it upon herself to give me a tour of the best shops and restaurants in our neighborhood The children and I were invited to a midday meal with her husband and children The event included a tour of their house about 15 minutes away and a stop in the kitchen to view the 5 uniformed staff and present my compliments to the cook in her white jacket.Soon after, Marit came over for coffee before meeting the bus Our housekeeper, a wonderful young woman whom we did not require to wear a uniform, met us in the living room I introduced them as I would any two people, using full names To my surprise Marit immediately addressed the housekeeper using a common nickname rather than the housekeeper s actual name The grilling about work hours came next It was an effective and not very subtle message the housekeeper was getting above herself using her full name, not wearing a uniform, and leaving the kitchen instead of waiting to be assigned her work.Marit also called me the next day and took me to task for not making the housekeeper workhours a day maid should show up to work at 7 00 am at least By asking the housekeeper to come at 10 00 I was only encouraging her to become lazy I should note here that my husband generally referred to the housekeeper as the Mexican Tornado for her amazing work ethic.There were nocoffee or lunches after that but the final break came when Marit called to ask if, as an American, I could get her maid a visa The family wanted to go to Disneyworld and take their maid to look after the children in the evenings The visa process took alot of time, Marit said If the maid had to stand in line at the US Embassy she d miss work.I replied that I had no ability to obtain a visa for her maid and I never heard from Marit again The car no longer stopped in front of my house to pick up her children.Mexico City was home to many other women like her In an odd way they inspired me to write a book to explain what I saw There s a caste system in Mexico that bottles uppeople than just the Mexican Tornado So escape it, people will mule drugs or risk an illegal crossing into the United States Or both.I hope you enjoy The Hidden Light of Mexico City And I hope it makes you think a little, too


  3. Dean C. Moore Dean C. Moore says:

    Though I m jumping in late to this series, and reading this book out of order, the good news is, that appears to be fine The author does a nice job orienting us to her lead character in the first chapters, and getting us to like her and care for her She also drops just enough hints of prior cases to engender a desire to go back and catch the stories you missed without making you feel like you re missing something necessary to the understanding and appreciation of this one Things I most like Though I m jumping in late to this series, and reading this book out of order, the good news is, that appears to be fine The author does a nice job orienting us to her lead character in the first chapters, and getting us to like her and care for her She also drops just enough hints of prior cases to engender a desire to go back and catch the stories you missed without making you feel like you re missing something necessary to the understanding and appreciation of this one Things I most like about the story include the from both sides of the tracks relationship between our female lead and her boyfriend, which ties in well with the rest of the book and our heroine s need to flow freely and easily in both worlds to be effective at her investigative work It s no easy feat to move as readily among the seedy underworld as it is to blend with the ultra rich, and it s fun watching her do both That our heroine has her own inner demons to deal with in addition to all the outside ones she faces in her world of crime makes for a combustible mix And then, of course, there s Acapulco, for fans of travel lit like myself, who don t go out of their way to make the reading about the place first, but instead like it when the locale is simply a prominent character in an otherwise already engrossing story If you re a fan of crime dramas, I m sure you ll agree from very early on that this is one of the better examples


  4. annapi annapi says:

    Detective Emilia Cruz is called to investigate a body found in the massive refrigerator of a cruise ship, but when ties to drug smuggling are discovered the case is given to the Organized Crime department She is also investigating a fake religious relic purported to be the finger of the Mexican saint Padre Pro, which was purchased by her boyfriend Kurt when they were shopping for a present for her mother s upcoming wedding Kurt s skepticism of the relic led her to have it forensically examined Detective Emilia Cruz is called to investigate a body found in the massive refrigerator of a cruise ship, but when ties to drug smuggling are discovered the case is given to the Organized Crime department She is also investigating a fake religious relic purported to be the finger of the Mexican saint Padre Pro, which was purchased by her boyfriend Kurt when they were shopping for a present for her mother s upcoming wedding Kurt s skepticism of the relic led her to have it forensically examined, and to her disappointment it turned out to be the finger of a woman Which led to an investigation into cold cases of missing women, and ongoing side investigation of Emilia s On top of all that, she and her partner Silvio have to baby sit a rich young man whose influence got him a position as a detective despite his lack of any training.The many myriad threads in this story are eventually woven together and resolved quite satisfactorily, and along the way the reader is shown the grim world of the Mexican gangs and drug cartels, and the desperate lives of their many victims This is a pretty gritty series, brutally honest but not overly gruesome in its descriptions I m enjoying the series, and the author s website says it s been optioned for TV


  5. Sandra Sandra says:

    It s easy to get hooked on a mystery series when the characters grow on you the way this one does From book one, author Carmen Amato has a winner in her main character Emilia Cruz, Acapulco s first and only female police detective Emilia s world is filled with emotional threats and drug war violence, but she meets each challenge bravely because she can think on her feet and take appropriate action.Alongside Emilia is her burly partner, senior detective Franco Silvio, who provides insight into It s easy to get hooked on a mystery series when the characters grow on you the way this one does From book one, author Carmen Amato has a winner in her main character Emilia Cruz, Acapulco s first and only female police detective Emilia s world is filled with emotional threats and drug war violence, but she meets each challenge bravely because she can think on her feet and take appropriate action.Alongside Emilia is her burly partner, senior detective Franco Silvio, who provides insight into the criminal cases that land on their desks and offers loyal support when things take a turn for the worse and there are many such thrilling twists in this book Amato s writing style is fluid, and she has a way of describing settings that you can easily visualize Realistic details of places from the poorest neighborhoods to the most elegant coastal resorts will have you experiencing the countless smells, tastes, and textures of Acapulco Every character has a definite trait that sets them apart as well, and I could easily understand why Emilia s knees were shaking in the presence of wiry Perez from Organized Crime or why she felt sick to her stomach when a hunched man named Pepe showed her a secret place he d discovered during a walk in secluded fields.A developing romance with her rich boyfriend Kurt provides Emilia with a safe zone away from the madness of her job Brief glimpses into her home life with her mother and future stepfather round things out I imagine the next books in the series will develop these aspects of Emilia s life, and I can t wait to see what happens next.If you like mystery novels about feisty detectives and their personal wars against crime, this third installment in the Emilia Cruz series will have you wanting forIt s so easy to get hooked Don t say I didn t warn you


  6. Loraine Tulleken Loraine Tulleken says:

    Great dialogue and characterisation good story line and powerful scene setting strokes Only reason I didn t give it 5 stars is I m getting tired of salt of the earth heroines who live with rich guys.


  7. Debbie J Debbie J says:

    In Diablo Nights, veteran Acapulco police detective Emilia Cruz s biggest problem is a fresh from college trainee For unknown reasons, the line jumping newbie has bypassed the police academy and years on patrol to slide into a job Emilia has had to work hard to earn and keep And oh, he s also a flipping idiot whose schoolboy crush on her could threaten both their lives.This is my second venture into the series and I continue to appreciate author Carmen Amato s subtle reminders that the charact In Diablo Nights, veteran Acapulco police detective Emilia Cruz s biggest problem is a fresh from college trainee For unknown reasons, the line jumping newbie has bypassed the police academy and years on patrol to slide into a job Emilia has had to work hard to earn and keep And oh, he s also a flipping idiot whose schoolboy crush on her could threaten both their lives.This is my second venture into the series and I continue to appreciate author Carmen Amato s subtle reminders that the characters are mostly speaking Spanish She further notes when non Mexican natives talk with an accent, or wheneducated or wealthy people use a noticeably proper style.The story includes many shocking moments One is the reveal of view spoiler a killing field hide spoiler out in the undeveloped wilds of Mexico It s tough to imagine living in an environment where such horror might easily happen, away from the relatively safe tourist resorts and beaches.Later Emilia takes point blank gunshots right into her Kevlar vest, surviving with painful but treatable injuries The scare perhaps proves the value of bulletproof technology for those paid to fight brutal criminals.Diablo Nights ending foreshadows still healing Emilia s next adventure and I ll look forward to reading it


  8. Lois Buck Lois Buck says:

    Diablo NightsThis book held my attention from the beginning to the end You are never quite sure which direction her investigation will take next I appreciate the heart she has for the victims she discovers However, this story is not for those with a weak stomach Sadly, I fear this book hasreality than many will be comfortable with However, I plan to readby Ms Amato.


  9. Laurie Kazmierczak Laurie Kazmierczak says:

    Read this in one sitting on an 8 hour flight Compelling right from the start as Det Cruz is given several challenges unraveling the mysteries of a dead man found on a cruise ship, drug cartel influxes, a severed finger and handling a new recruit A good series.


  10. Patricia McCormick Patricia McCormick says:

    A good story about MexicoI really enjoyed this story about the only female in a squad of Acapulco detectives She has to deal with prejudices as well as machismo, and comes out on top.


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