Missing in Precinct Puerto Rico

Book Four

Luis Gonzalo Novels (Volume 4)

Steven Torres

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Angustias, Puerto Rico, 1982
Even a tropical paradise can have its little murders...
 
In the early morning hours, a neighbor named Tomas Villareal knocks on the door of the home of Luis Gonzalo, the sheriff of Angustias, a small town in the mountains of Puerto Rico. Tomas reports that his son is missing, and the sheriff agrees to help search for the boy. Gonzalo is certain there is a simple explanation--that the child has just wandered off to visit a friend or fallen asleep in a field.
 
But then a second child is reported missing, and there are no clues to her whereabouts either. Soon the sheriff, the parents, and the entire town are searching frantically, but the horrors have only just begun. Gonzalo begins to suspect an organized plot to harm the children of Angustias, and he races against the clock to prevent the town's children from disappearing one by one.

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MISSING IN PRECINCT PUERTO RICO
CHAPTER ONEThere was a time, when the Spaniards still ruled Puerto Rico, that the hill town of Angustias had nearly twelve thousand souls counted. This included men, women, children, and eighteen slaves. There were a little more than nine thousand citizens in the Angustias of 1982. The drop-off in population could be traced back to many factors--fewer farms needing fewer workers, the unforgiving mountainous geography, and the lure of far-off places like New York and Miami with promises of better jobs and futures that didn't include the daily wrestling with Mother

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"Engages interest with strong prose, convincing detail and local color."
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- Michele Martinez, author of The Finishing School
 
"One of the best police procedural series in print."
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Steven Torres

Steven Torres was born in the Bronx, New York, but lived part of his childhood in a small town in Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of the City University of New York Graduate Center. Steven teaches at Manchester Community College and lives in Conneticut with his wife, Damaris.

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Missing in Precinct Puerto Rico
Book Four
Steven Torres

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781466811966
ISBN10: 146681196X
256 pages
$7.99
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