King Peso

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    Kindle Edition ë King Peso PDF/EPUB ´ with them all Your partner s wife is killed in a home invasion Was he the real target Are you the next Detective Emilia Cruz is still reeling from the death of Franco Silvio s wife and a shakeup in the detectives squadroom when she s reassigned Her new police unit is a political time bomb championed by Acapulco s ambitious mayor and overseen by a shady union strongman Despite the new job, Emilia is determined to crack the so called El Trio murders before the cop killer strikes again Unexpected help comes from a frightened attorney and a famous movie star, but each new clue unravels the one before Meanwhile, Emilia s ongoing hunt for a missing girl from her own neighborhood leads to the infamous El Pharaoh casino Emilia and Silvio have been there before They weren t lucky Certain people want to make sure they won t be this time, either Emilia doesn t have a winning hand, and her gamble to save her old partner results in a shocking Mexican standoff Hold or fold Which would you chooseAmato weaves an intricate assortment of themes into a vivid tapestry that depicts both the beauty and ugliness of Acapulco The investigative pace holds steady, with danger and betrayal never than a few pages away KIRKUS REVIEWS Get the entire DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIES Cliff DiverHat DanceDiablo NightsKing PesoPacific Reaper MissingMade in Acapulco."/>
  • Kindle Edition
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  • King Peso
  • Carmen Amato
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
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About the Author: Carmen Amato

Kindle Edition ë King Peso PDF/EPUB ´ king pdf, peso download, King PesoKing Peso PDF/EPUBI m the author of romantic thrillers and the Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series set in Acapulco She s the first female police detective in Acapulco and the series has been optioned for television by a major US network I love to travel and Mexico and Central America provided the impetus for my writing career My books live at the tangled intersection of risk, power, and corruption Every month, I share the Mystery Ahead newsletter with thousands of mystery readers and writers Together we explore what makes for a compelling mystery with writing protips, author and publishing insider interviews, books reviews, and QA from the Mystery Ahead mailbagVisit my website at to get a free copy of the Detective Emilia Cruz Starter Library and subscribe to Mystery AheadAlways keep exploring and chasing the mystery ahead.


King PesoKindle Edition ë King Peso PDF/EPUB ´ king pdf, peso download, King PesoKing Peso PDF/EPUBImagine if you were the first and only female police detective in Acapulco Drug money is everywhere Corruption is as common as the salt breeze off the ocean Three cops have been murdered You worked with them all Your partner s wife is killed in a home invasion Was he the real target Are you the next Detective Emilia Cruz is still reeling from the death of Franco Silvio s wife and a shakeup in the detectives squadroom when she s reassigned Her new police unit is a political time bomb championed by Acapulco s ambitious mayor and overseen by a shady union strongman Despite the new job, Emilia is determined to crack the so called El Trio murders before the cop killer strikes again Unexpected help comes from a frightened attorney and a famous movie star, but each new clue unravels the one before Meanwhile, Emilia s ongoing hunt for a missing girl from her own neighborhood leads to the infamous El Pharaoh casino Emilia and Silvio have been there before They weren t lucky Certain people want to make sure they won t be this time, either Emilia doesn t have a winning hand, and her gamble to save her old partner results in a shocking Mexican standoff Hold or fold Which would you chooseAmato weaves an intricate assortment of themes into a vivid tapestry that depicts both the beauty and ugliness of Acapulco The investigative pace holds steady, with danger and betrayal never than a few pages away KIRKUS REVIEWS Get the entire DETECTIVE EMILIA CRUZ SERIES Cliff DiverHat DanceDiablo NightsKing PesoPacific Reaper MissingMade in Acapulco.

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10 thoughts on “King Peso

  1. Sandra says:

    King Peso is a gripping mystery, owing in large part to the strength of the main character courageous and fast thinking Detective Emilia Cruz The author presents readers with a well rounded character in Emilia, balancing her personal life family, friends, love interest with job challenges fighting corruption, solving murders, finding missing women.Well defined characters, excellent dialogue, and a plot that keeps you turning the pages a sure recipe for success Like the other novels in this King Peso is a gripping mystery, owing in large part to the strength of the main character courageous and fast thinking Detective Emilia Cruz The author presents readers with a well rounded character in Emilia, balancing her personal life family, friends, love interest with job challenges fighting corruption, solving murders, finding missing women.Well defined characters, excellent dialogue, and a plot that keeps you turning the pages a sure recipe for success Like the other novels in this mystery series, King Peso is a winner Definitely one to add to your reading list

  2. J.R. says:

    The wife of Franco Silvio, the hard nosed reluctant partner of Acapulco Detective Emilia Cruz Encinos, has been murdered, possibly another victim in what has been dubbed the El Trio case.But the other victims were high ranking law enforcement personnel and some in their own squad suspect domestic violence or something to do with Franco s side business as a bookie and it isn t long until he s in the calaboose Emilia is just getting started trying to prove her partner s innocence when she s slamm The wife of Franco Silvio, the hard nosed reluctant partner of Acapulco Detective Emilia Cruz Encinos, has been murdered, possibly another victim in what has been dubbed the El Trio case.But the other victims were high ranking law enforcement personnel and some in their own squad suspect domestic violence or something to do with Franco s side business as a bookie and it isn t long until he s in the calaboose Emilia is just getting started trying to prove her partner s innocence when she s slammed with a new assignment.Acapulco s glamorous mayor Carlotta Montoya Perez has chosen Emilia to head up Las Palomas the Doves , a police unit designed to boost the city s tourism image and designed is the proper term Much to her chagrin, Emilia s supervisor isinclined to PR than policing Making things worse, Emilia is questioning her relationship with Kurt Rucker, her gringo lover battling sexism on the job and in the streets fighting the ever present corruption, and coping with her own insecurities.It will take all of Emilia s skill to get around these roadblocks and investigate, proving Silvio s innocence and, with his help, bringing the bad guys to justice This is the fourth in this excellent series Emilia Cruz is an intriguing character who moves between the glitz of tourist Acapulco and the gritty streets where she grew up

  3. annapi says:

    Three top police officers have been murdered, and Emilia and her fellow detectives are working on the case when her partner s wife is suddenly killed in a home invasion It seems likely her partner Silvio was the real target, but inexplicably she is taken off the case, even accused by the lieutenant of having an affair with him and conspiring to murder On top of it all, she is assigned to assist in the mayor s latest pet project, an all female police unit that she is expected to train within a Three top police officers have been murdered, and Emilia and her fellow detectives are working on the case when her partner s wife is suddenly killed in a home invasion It seems likely her partner Silvio was the real target, but inexplicably she is taken off the case, even accused by the lieutenant of having an affair with him and conspiring to murder On top of it all, she is assigned to assist in the mayor s latest pet project, an all female police unit that she is expected to train within a month to be ready for Acapulco s bid for the Olympics Secretly continuing to investigate on the side while juggling new responsibilities, she also has to contend with a sneaking suspicion that her boyfriend is hiding something from her even as she delves deeper into the swamp of corruption she uncovers This is another strong addition to a series that I am really enjoying Amato s Acapulco is a different world, with colorful characters and gritty, compelling plots I like Emilia and the rough Silvio, and even the romantic element with the gringo Kurt has developed into a complex and interesting relationship The new female characters in the Las Palomas task force are also intriguing side characters that I hope will continue to make appearances in future books

  4. Deirdre says:

    I always enjoy Carmen Amato s novels, and the progression of all of the protagonist s relationships with those around her including her dealings with Kurt, which is escalating Because i no longer live on the West Coast, I can t make easy trips to Mexico, or chat with Latinos I might be working with, so my speaking Spanish is in sore need of necessary practice It s nice to learn a new Spanish word I didn t know before by checking Amato s glossary at the end This time it was rayos Dios mio, I always enjoy Carmen Amato s novels, and the progression of all of the protagonist s relationships with those around her including her dealings with Kurt, which is escalating Because i no longer live on the West Coast, I can t make easy trips to Mexico, or chat with Latinos I might be working with, so my speaking Spanish is in sore need of necessary practice It s nice to learn a new Spanish word I didn t know before by checking Amato s glossary at the end This time it was rayos Dios mio, I lived in Los Angeles for 60 years and never heard that word spoken.I am two books behind in this series to being totally up to date, but I think I just might have to rectify that soon

  5. Toni Osborne says:

    Book 4, in the Emilia Cruz MysteriesIf you like reading Police Procedural novels with a hint of romance and a dose of mystery, you will be well served and especially quite entertained with Detective Emilia Cruz sagas all taking place in beautiful Acapulco A city with two faces one for tourist and one to be fought over by drug cartels, hookers and thieves.In this 4th installment, Emilia s fellow detectives want her gone and the drug cartel her hide but she can take the heat, she is a smart co Book 4, in the Emilia Cruz MysteriesIf you like reading Police Procedural novels with a hint of romance and a dose of mystery, you will be well served and especially quite entertained with Detective Emilia Cruz sagas all taking place in beautiful Acapulco A city with two faces one for tourist and one to be fought over by drug cartels, hookers and thieves.In this 4th installment, Emilia s fellow detectives want her gone and the drug cartel her hide but she can take the heat, she is a smart cookie There s a cop killer on the loose and having worked with all of the victims Emilia takes this very personally.Told from the protagonist deep views in a tough language with a sprinkling of Spanish words and good Mexican food we follow Emilia recently reassigned to an all female squad But a Detective is always a detective while performing her new duties at heart she plots out every clue, every connection to find out who was involved in the killing of her colleagues All through the story we have sharp edged exchanges between Emilia and her partner Silvio, that grudging respect seem to never end, so is her steamy but rocky relationship with Kurt Rucker Although, the story is definitely focused on interpersonal relationshipsthan forensics King Peso , is nevertheless a captivating and a gripping mystery, quite a page turner and very hard to put down Emilia is a well rounded, fast thinking and very enjoyable character The good guys and the bad guys are vividly painted and each fulfills beautifully their act The characterization is strong and interesting The style is easy to follow clear and concise narration The plot is not taxing one that keeps a steady pace with some twists and of course ends by luring us to the next saga Pacific Reaper Not being a challenging read, I really enjoyed King Peso , it was a nice break

  6. Peter says:

    Mixed feelings.I don t know if I am being fair or not with my headline but that is how the book left me feeling interesting characters, interesting setting and interesting plot The writing was good as well, but it just seemed that the whole just didn t quite add up to the parts Having finished the book, I was left feeling similar to having just finished a taster meal at a good restaurant, all the bits are good but you are still waiting for the main course After having read Don Winslow s P Mixed feelings.I don t know if I am being fair or not with my headline but that is how the book left me feeling interesting characters, interesting setting and interesting plot The writing was good as well, but it just seemed that the whole just didn t quite add up to the parts Having finished the book, I was left feeling similar to having just finished a taster meal at a good restaurant, all the bits are good but you are still waiting for the main course After having read Don Winslow s Power Of The Dog and Cartel I have always wondered how a honest police officer could function in Mexico and how every day policing could even begin to offer a modicum of protection to ordinary people Having just read King Peso I am evenin awe of the bravery and decency needed by police officers such as Emilia Cruz I will certainly give the series a revisit and hope that next time the whole adds up to the quality of the parts

  7. Karen says:

    Detective Emilia Cruz is a smart, tough and brave woman that makes this series such a good oneI love the relationship she has with boyfriend Hollywood , as her partner Silvo calls him I think if love a good book story, then this book is for you.

  8. Marcia-Lee Finocchio says:

    Detective Cruz Entertaining storyline about crooked cops, money laundering, and murder of politicians and cops Is a cop killer on the lose Detective Cruz must investigate with her partner, when all hell breaks out Good reading

  9. maris corush says:

    Suspense and intrigue Love experiencing women detectives in their quest to find justice Lots of possible perpetrators and macho men yet determination and good sleuthing prevailed

  10. janice mcdonald says:

    Lots of drugs For those who like a good mystery plus , this book will satisfy Those who do not tolerate drugs, and drug traffickers, better find a new avenue of mystery.