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Death Blow (Veranda Cruz Mystery) (Digital Audiobook)

By Isabella Maldonado, Raquel Beattie (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 27, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/7/2021)
Paperback (3/8/2019)


Phoenix detective Veranda Cruz's relentless pursuit of the Villalobos crime family pits her against its most ruthless member yet.

Beautiful, shrewd, and lethal, Daria Villalobos is on a mission. Determined to be the first woman to take the reins of her father's notorious organization, she hatches a plot to eliminate Veranda, framing a rival to take the fall.

Veranda Cruz is on a mission of her own. Intent on destroying the powerful Villalobos criminal empire, Veranda battles her department and her personal demons as she takes on Daria.

To survive the most cunning adversary she's ever faced, will she make a pact with a killer?

Contains mature themes.

About the Author

Award-winning author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before writing crime fiction. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina in her police department to attain the rank of captain, she served as a patrol officer, hostage negotiator, spokesperson, recruit instructor, patrol supervisor, and district station commander before her final assignment as the commander of the Special Investigations and Forensics Division. Retiring after twenty-two years on the force, Ms. Maldonado uses her law enforcement experience to bring a realistic edge to her writing. She is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, Fairfax County Police Association, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, International Society of Latino Authors, and Sisters in Crime, where she served as president of the Phoenix Metro Chapter in 2015 and sat on the board until 2019. The author of the FBI Agent Nina Guerrera series and the Detective Veranda Cruz series, she lives in the Phoenix area with her family.