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In time Sophia is captured by the killer who has taken on the mantle of an Olmec priest. The killer wants to become one with the Jaguar God and must kill a child in front of witnesses to do that. Sophia will be his witness and then she too will die. The rest of the story you will have to read for yourself. It starts slowly and then begins to grow in intensity until it arrives at a moment of sheer terror and climax.
Once again I highly recommend a book by Brian L. Porter very highly. That is easy to do in this case since the writer does a fabulous job creating the characters, fleshing them out, making them real and believable. One other aspect of the book needs mention. This book is researched extremely well. No one can be an expert on all things. Harry Porter could certainly be called an expert in the area of Teotihuacan and the people that populated that fabulous city. Five stars well earned for this one. Do not pass it by. It is relatively short and extremely easy and thrilling reading.
Mexican Police Captain Juan Morales decided to take a vacation after the death of his brother Father Rodrigo who had spent his last years in the sanctuary of the seminary. Rodrigo had been a Priest who fell from the bell tower and never recovered mentally nor physically. Juan's vacation came to a halt when his old time buddy Tamayo received a call informing him that a body had been found at the ancient ruins of the city of Teotihuacan. With Juan tagging along, Tamayo finds himself standing on the Avenue of the Dead looking at the horrific sight of a corpse whose chest cavity shows evidence that the man's heart is missing. Now the search is on to find the identity of the man as well as his killer before he kills again. As Morales finds himself being drawn ever closer to the beautiful archaeologist Sophia, developments in the case lead the two of them into grave danger as the killer senses an opportunity for another outlet for his (or her) escalating bloodlust."
As I read the story about the Priest Rodrigo whose mind kept seeing the devil I couldn't but feel that even after his death, there had to be a connection to the body with the missing heart. Then another body turned up making me truly believe there was a connection. Could this be the Priest coming back? Could it be that the devil has decided to visit yet another human? Or is this the doings of a truly sick person on their own? I will tell you this, I stayed on the edge of my bed the whole time I read this book. It really grabs at your heart!
Porter’s plots are intriguing and leave you dangling, challenging you not to leave the story till the end. The unexpected twists and turns of this plot took me on a wild ride as I enjoyed the history included. Because of the nature of this author to research and include as much authenticity in his plots, I not only learned a lot about the lost peoples of Mexico but about modern day Mexico in general.
I highly recommend this book, not only to devout Porter followers but to anyone seeking a good swift mystery laced with history.