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Blood Lake
St. Martin's, Dec. 2002, 23.95, 272 pp. ISBN 0312281862 Filomena grew up in a very poor region in Ecuador before she immigrated to the United States where she became a citizen, gave birth to a daughter, and obtained her private investigator license. She and her thirteen-year-old daughter return to Ecuador to see their extended family and to take a vacation in the mountain region where she grew up. When she has a chance, she visits Father Camp...
Red House
St. Martin's, Nov 2001, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 031228182X She honestly tries to stay out of trouble and obey the rules while working at a salary that keep her bosses at the Davis and Bacon Company happy. However, former Ecuadorian freedom fighter turned apprentice private detective Filomenia Buscarsella believes her adopted country should do more for the poor that barely speaks English. This leads her to take on cases that are pro bono, as ma...