THE CLIFF: An Emilia Cruz Story is part of the mystery series by Carmen Amato featuring the first and only female police detective in Acapulco. Emilia Cruz is a fighter who has figured out how to cope with a surly squadron and a distant lieutenant, until the day someone leaves a severed head in a bucket for hotel manager Kurt Rucker to find and her routine traffic case suddenly becomes a murder investigation. On winding roads above Acapulco Bay, it’s clear that someone does not want the murder to be solved, for good reason. Grab a margarita and come on down to Acapulco... If you can take the heat.