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
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