The Hidden Light of Mexico City

Genre: Romantic Suspense Thriller

For Fans Of

For fans of Don Winslow's border and cartel books! Fans of thrillers by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille, and John le Carré will love it for the intrigue and action. Fans of Isabel Allende, Francisco Goldman, Rudolfo Anaya, and Luis Alberto Urrea will love it for the authentic portrayal of Mexican culture.

Book Summary

"Rivertingly dramatic tale of politics and corruption" -- Literary Fiction Review

Wealthy Mexico City attorney Eddo Cortez Castillo and housemaid Luz de Maria Alba Mora were never supposed to meet. He investigates official corruption; she cleans toilets, trapped at the bottom of Mexico’s ladder of inequality.

When Eddo discovers an attempt to buy the Mexican presidential elections with drug money, he'll be plunged into a maze of smuggling and money laundering right up to the Mexican border with the United States. There he’ll find the beating heart of Mexico’s drug culture, where violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, the odds are against survival, and only a woman whose name means Light of Mary can guide him out.


“Within minutes of reading the opening pages of this story, the reader is completely taken away and wrapped completely in the heart of Mexico City and its culture . . . The peek into the classes and drug world are both captivating and thrilling.” –- InD’Tale Magazine

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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