The Hidden Light of Mexico City

The Hidden Light of Mexico City

by Carmen Amato


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The Hidden Light of Mexico City by Carmen Amato

He's fighting for his country's survival.

She's fighting for her own.

The darkness of Mexico's drug war doesn't care.

On the eve of Mexico's presidential elections, attorney and ex-cop Eddo Cortez Castillo uncovers a deal between the country's powerful Minister of Public Security and a notorious drug cartel leader. It's the first clue to a shocking pay-to-play scheme to buy the presidency with drug money.

Soon targeted by the cartel and his own government, Eddo's only salvation may be a woman whose name means Light of Mary.

Supporting her family as a maid in Mexico City, Luz de Maria Alba Mora is trapped on the lowest rung of Mexico's social ladder. Her only chance for a real life may be in the United States.

Sparks fly when Luz de Maria and Eddo meet in a deliberate case of mistaken identity in front of Mexico City's famed Tamayo Museum.

Both have secrets. Neither can afford to share the truth about themselves.

But someone is watching who will.

From official corruption at the highest levels, to the families weaving the social fabric of Mexican life, to the harsh realities of the US-Mexican border, THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY is ripped from today's headlines.

It's a riveting ride through the darkness of Mexico's drug war, where violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, and the odds are against survival.

"Dramatic tale of politics and corruption, and a man and woman from opposite ends of the social spectrum who call in love . . . Amato masterfully depicts life and society in Mexico City . . . An enthralling political drama." -- Literary Fiction Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475200799
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Carmen Amato writes mystery and suspense, including the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco and optioned for television. Emilia Cruz is the first female detective on the Acapulco police force, confronting Mexico's drug cartels and legendary government corruption. Originally from New York, Carmen was educated there as well as in Virginia and Paris, France, while her experiences in Mexico and Central America inspire many of her books. Visit her website at to get a free copy of the Detective Emilia Cruz Starter Library.

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