"Once you read Colin Falconer, you'll want toread everything he has ever written ..." - Crystal Book Reviews
"Falconer's grasp of period and placesis almost flawless ... He's my kind of writer." - Peter Corris, TheAustralian
'If you haven't read one of Colin Falconer's novels, then I promise you are infor a real roller-coaster ride of never ending intrigue ...' - History and Women
'Each chapter ends with a gripping cliff-hanger that makes the book irresistible and unputdownable." - Mirella Patzer,
"I enjoyed his storytelling voice so much that, had this book been say,set in modern times, the intriguing main characters would still have been able to pull it off.' - Bookbag
"... Falconer demonstrates exceptional characterization ...' Bookgeeks
'... provides action, romance, and beautifully descriptive writing by the cartload." - Des Greene, Novel Suggestions
"Beautifully written in typical Falconer style with plenty of snap and sharpness, and wonderfully researched, I enjoyed every page of this book."- Great Historicals
"Falconer's descriptive narrative is exquisite at times. Each short chapteropens with a flowing brush of words that paint precisely, yet mellifluously, ina manner that is almost poetic." - Historical Writers Association
". . . plausible and engrossing." -Woman's Day
From the Author
I was in Mexico researching AZTEC and I started chasingblack witches - as you do. In the south, in a town called Catemoco I finallytracked one down.
In a candle-lit room filled with statues of Santa Muerte, hegot straight down to business.
'Is this for businessor for love?' he asked me.
I decided to play along. 'Love,' I said.
'Who is this woman? Do you want her back or do you want herdead?'
That took me off balance. 'I don't want anyone to die,' Itold him.
'Give me a photograph,' he said, putting out his hand. 'Shewill come back to you.'
It happened that I did have a photograph of her in mywallet. And for the briefest moment I was tempted. I am not superstitious - but...
But I was not going to give even the smallest part of her,or anyone, into that man's hands, and so I walked out.
But the idea lingered; what would have happened if I had?