Near Rincón, Puerto Rico, 1987.
Even a tropical paradise may have its little
In his years as sheriff of Angustias, a small town nestled in
Puerto Rico's mountainous heart, Luis Gonzalo has seen his share of
violence. People kill for love and money in Angustias just as they
do anywhere else. But it is during a visit to his wife's family in
the seaside town of Rincón that Gonzalo encounters his greatest
A midnight call brings Gonzalo to a beach where bodies are washing
ashore, victims of a shipwreck, victims of the illegal traffic in
humans from the Dominican Republic. When he discovers evidence that
the shipwreck was no accident, that the ship's captain was
murdered, Gonzalo's life is threatened. When he discovers proof
that Puerto Rican police were involved in the deaths of the illegal
immigrants, the lives of his wife and children are threatened. The
murder of one of his deputies brings Gonzalo no closer to the
bottom of this mystery-- a mystery no other law enforcement agency
wants to help him solve.
The first in a series of police procedural mysteries featuring Luis
Gonzalo and the citizens and cops of Angustias, Precinct Puerto
Rico: Book One is a brilliant beginning to a continuing story
from a long overdue locale.