Missing In Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Four

by Steven Torres

St. Martin's Press | October 3, 2006 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.12 × 6.1 × 0.92 in

Published: October 3, 2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312321112

ISBN - 13: 9780312321116

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Missing In Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Four

by Steven Torres

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.12 × 6.1 × 0.92 in

Published: October 3, 2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312321112

ISBN - 13: 9780312321116

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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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Chapter One   There 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 Nature for the sake of a few dollars on which to live. Also, in the modern age, people simply had fewer children. Contraceptives were available in Angustias, as elsewhere on the island, and most, Catholic or not, used them. Gone were the days of twelve children in a family. Now, even a half-dozen raised eyebrows.   Luis Gonzalo, sheriff of Angustias since 1964 when he took the job at the age of twenty-two, had been part of a small family himself, his father having died young and his mother never remarrying. He had been born and raised in town. He had seen the best and brightest go off to college in some larger town and only ever come back for Christmas, New Year''s, and Three Kings'' Day. He had sent several of los Angustiados, citizens of Angustias, to prison. He had put one in the grave. When the last census announced that the town''s population had fallen for the fourth straight decade, Gonzalo thoug
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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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Praise for Steven Torres and the Precinct Puerto Rico Series
 
"Fast-paced, nonstop action."
- Publishers Weekly on Death in Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Two
 
"This is a most promising start to a new procedural series that stars a dedicated, sensible ''hero'' in an almost quaint but decidedly unique locale. Strongly recommended."
- Library Journal (starred review) on Precinct Puerto Rico: Book One
 
"A top-notch police procedural whose engrossing details create an authentic feel. Terse, deadpan prose, believable characters, and an offbeat setting add up to a promising series kickoff."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Precinct Puerto Rico: Book One
 
"Fascinating and satisfying. Torres''s characters are authentic and his story is absorbing...the bonus is the window he offers into rurual Puerto Rico."
- S. J. Rozan, author of Absent Friends
 
"Accurate and well-crafted...Torres''s work is in the tradition of popular literature that teaches us even as it intrigues and excites us."
- Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and president of Univision, on Burning Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Three
 
"An excellent series...a gritty, street-smart procedural."
- Booklist on Burning in Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Three
 
"Atmospheric...comparable to what Tony Hillerman does for the Southwest, Steve Hamilton for Upper Michigan, and James W. Hall for Florida."
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Burning in Precinct Puerto Rico: Book Three

About the Author

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. Contact him at www.steventorres.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Engages interest with strong prose, convincing detail and local color."
- Kirkus Reviews
 
"Steven Torres is a writer of great talent."
- Michele Martinez, author of The Finishing School
 
"One of the best police procedural series in print."
- CrimeSpree Magazine
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