A Venom Beneath the Skin

A Venom Beneath the Skin

By Marcos McPeek Villatoro

Justin, Charles and Company, Hardcover, 9781932112375, 230pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2005

Detective Romilia Chacon is back again--and another serial killer is on her heels. She has gone from policewoman to FBI agent, but the move just might have put her into more danger.

About the Author
Marcos M. Villatoro is the author of several books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The "Los Angeles Times Book Review named his nationally acclaimed "Home Killings as one of the Best Books of 2001. It won the Silver Medal from "Foreword Magazine and First Prize in the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. His other books include the Pushcart Prize nominee T"he Holy Spirit of My Uncle's Cojones (also an Independent Publishers Book Award finalist), "They Say That I Am Two: Poems, the novel "A Fire in the Earth, and the memoir "Walking to La Milpa: Living in Guatemala with Armies, Demons, Abrazos, and Death.
After years of living in Central America, Marcos attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1998, he and his family moved to Los Angeles, where Marcos holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in Writing at Mount St. Mary's College. A regular commentator for National Public Radio's "Day to Day," Marcos also hosts a book show called "Shelf Life" for Pacifica Radio.
He lives with his wife and four children in Los Angeles, and is now hard at work on the third Romilia Chacon novel, A Venom Beneath the Skin. Visit Marcos on the web at www.marcosvillatoro.com.