Del Rio Book cover with Jane headshot and award

DEL RIO, CALIFORNIA, a once-thriving Central Valley farm town, is now filled with run-down Dollar Stores, llanterias, carnicerias, and shabby mini-marts that sell one-way bus tickets straight to Tijuana on the Flecha Amarilla line. It’s a place you drive through with windows up and doors locked, especially at night—a place the locals call Cartel Country.

To District Attorney Callie McCall, her dying hometown is the perfect place to launch a political career and make a difference. But when the dismembered body . . .


Praise for the writing

Del Rio delivers a compelling story rooted in empathy and authenticity. The scope of the plot, breadth of character motives, and clever narrative style resonate long after the last page is turned.

Carmen Amato, author of the award-winning Emilia Cruz Mystery Series May 18, 2021

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