Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440242109, 368pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2004
He is known as the Whisperer for the cryptic messages he leaves at his horrific crime scenes. But Detective Romilia Chacon can hear him loud and clear. Still haunted by the death of her beloved sister, Romilia begins to dig into the case on her own time and soon finds help she doesn t want. A seductive international drug lord is obsessed with her and seems to know more about the case than anyone inside law enforcement. But neither an outlaw's unbridled power nor a cop's persistence can untangle the web of illusion surrounding the man they seek. For this killer is living at the center of his own brilliant hell and he's already decided who will join him next.
"In Detective Romilia Chac??n, Marcos M. Villatoro offers a fresh, unique, exotic, and spicy entr?©e to the potluck that is modern crime fiction. Villatoro is an author to watch."
--C.J. Box, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry Award-winner
"Twisty and clever in the extreme...will surprise even the most experienced detective-story reader."
"An excellently written procedural....A winner!"