Romilia Chacon, 28-year-old Latina detective, has just moved to Tennessee as a member of the Nashville PD. Her first case involves investigating the brutal murder of Diego Saenz, a reporter for the Cumberland Journal. Although it looks at first as though Saenz committed suicide, Chacon finds several possible clues that prove otherwise.
Then, while reviewing the evidence, she notices one clue that ties Saenz's death to the previous serial murders of Benny Bitan, who was incarcerated at the time of Saenz's murder. Now working with partner, Jerry Wilson (the primary from the Bitan case), Chacon wades through drug dealers, illegal immigration falsifiers, and alleged Guatemalan death squad militia.
Weaving the clues together, Chacon solves the case. This novel is compelling, suspenseful and includes historical information about El Salvador. Furthermore, Villatoro paints a vivid picture of Latino communities in the U.S. and their culture, language and education.
This report prepared by Samantha S.