43 Missing

Genre: Mystery

For Fans Of

If you love international police procedural series by Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbo, Ann Cleeves, Peter May, Louise Penny, and Jussi Adler-Olsen, you'll want to read the Detective Emilia Cruz series. It’s a must-read for fans of Don Winslow’s cartel and border thrillers set in Mexico.

Book Summary

Based on the true events of September 2014, when 43 college students disappeared after a night of violence in the Mexican state of Guerrero, Detective Emilia Cruz is detailed to a national task force to investigate. She’s the junior member and the only woman.

As tensions within the task force soar, a diplomat from the United States embassy offers Emilia $50,000 to end the investigation into the missing students.

He claims it is delaying the extradition of a famous jailed cartel leader known as the Barrel Bomber, who escaped from prison in Mexico twice before. But is the diplomat who he says he is?


Finalist, Best Procedural of 2017 – Silver Falchion Award

Poison Cup award, Outstanding Series -- CrimeMasters of America

"A fast-paced procedural . . . a very original plot." -- The BookLife Prize

"What is uncovered in 43 MISSING is astounding. Amato is thoroughly convincing in her version of what might have happened in real life." -- Nightstand Reviews

About the Author

Carmen Amato is a retired Central Intelligence Agency intelligence officer using 30 years worth of counterdrug and espionage experience to craft intrigue-filled crime fiction, including the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco.

A recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal, Carmen is also a survivor of three earthquakes, a train derailment, and a scuba diving encounter with a lionfish.

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