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Acapulco detective Emilia Cruz Emilia and her partner Franco Silvio find an elaborate altar to Santa Muerte next to the body of a known gang member. Prayers to the so-called Skeleton Saint deliver a dire warning to the death saint’s enemies.
When a rival gang retaliates with mutilations and public messages, warfare sweeps across Mexico's iconic resort city.
Emilia’s investigation is soon a maze of unholy clues. At the same time, everyone close to her has a brush with death. Bad luck? Or is the Skeleton Saint’s curse coming true?
2019 Poison Cup award, Outstanding Series -- CrimeMasters of America