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Heart of the World

Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries

Linda Barnes

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SHE'LL GO TO THE END OF THE EARTH
When private investigator Carlotta Carlyle learns that Paolina, the teenaged "little sister" she's been mentoring for years, has gone missing, she immediately starts combing the streets of Boston to find her. Paolina's indifferent mother, Marta, insists that the girl has run away…but as days pass without word, Carlotta suspects something sinister. Frantically searching for a lead, Carlotta uncovers clues pointing to Paolina's biological father, a notorious Colombian drug lord named Roldán.
 
TO FIND THE TRUTH….
Though Roldán is believed dead, Carlotta is convinced he's very much alive--and that he has abducted Paolina. Searching for answers will take Carlotta from sultry Miami to the Colombian jungle. With each shocking twist, Carlotta is drawn deeper into a labyrinth of conspiracies and corruption…and deeper into the most personal, most treacherous case of her career.

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SIERRA NEVADA de SANTA MARTA
The small man wore white from the tip of his pointed hat to the rolled-up cuffs of his baggy trousers. His shapeless tunic hung to his narrow hips. His feet were bare, and his mochila, the handwoven bag slung over his shoulder, was broadly striped in brown and white, with a touch of bright yellow, like an unexpected flower. He was less than five feet tall, and young, but his brown skin was lined, so he didn't look like a young man. His pace was slow, which added to the impression of age, but that was because his outer vision was poor. His inner vision was keen and
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Praise for Heart of the World

"This mystery has both timeless and contemporary appeal…a winner."--Boston Herald
 
"An emotionally cliff-hanging ending."--Publishers Weekly
 
"The breakout book of the series…that will shock and surprise the reader. Essential reading."--Library Journal
 
"With every novel, Linda Barnes reminds us of two key facts--she was one of the first and she remains one of the best. Heart of the World has everything that Carlotta Carlyle fans have come to expect from this seminal series. Barnes has never been better, and that's saying a lot." --Laura Lippman, author of To the Power of Three
 
"Linda Barnes has long been one of the most skilled and artful writers of the crime novel. With Heart of the World she proves it and takes it up to a new level. This is her best."--Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer
 
"Heart of the World illuminates the power of our deepest regrets and the fleeting chances we sometimes get to fill the emptiness in our souls. Writing with sensitivity and grace, Linda Barnes once more demonstrates why ex-cop Carlotta Carlyle has become a treasured mainstay in the field of crime fiction."
--Robert Crais, author of The Forgotten Man
"This mystery has both timeless and contemporary appeal…a winner."--Boston Herald
 
"An emotionally cliff-hanging ending."--Publishers Weekly
 
"The breakout book of the series…that will shock and surprise the reader. Essential reading."--Library Journal
 
"With every novel, Linda Barnes reminds us of two key facts--she was one of the first and she remains one of the best. Heart of the World has everything that Carlotta Carlyle fans have come to expect from this seminal series. Barnes has never been better, and that's saying a lot." --Laura Lippman, author of To the Power of Three
 
"Linda Barnes has long been one of the most skilled and artful writers of the crime novel. With Heart of the World she proves it and takes it up to a new level. This is her best."--Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer
 
"Heart of the World illuminates the power of our deepest regrets and the fleeting chances we sometimes get to fill the emptiness in our souls. Writing with sensitivity and grace, Linda Barnes once more demonstrates why ex-cop Carlotta Carlyle has become a treasured mainstay in the field of crime fiction."
--Robert Crais, author of The Forgotten Man

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  • Linda Barnes

  • LINDA BARNES is the author of eleven Carlotta Carlyle mysteries, winner of the Anthony and American Mystery Awards, and Edgar Award finalist. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
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