Author: Carmen Amato

Carmen Amato . . . Books about risk, power, corruption. Relationships with heat.

If you like novels by Jo Nesbo, Ian Rankin, Martin Cruz Smith, and Michael Stanley, you'll want to read Carmen Amato.

Originally from New York, Carmen Amato's experiences living in Mexico and Central America drive the authenticity and drama of her thriller and mystery novels. Her Emilia Cruz series pits the first and only female detective on the Acapulco police force against Mexico's drug war and culture of machismo.

See why Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp wrote: "For pure entertainment and a gripping story likely resulting in nail biting, read Carmen Amato's addictive prose. She knows this territory like a jaguar!"