Carmen Amato

With her CIA career in the rearview mirror, Carmen Amato is the author of the Detective Emilia Cruz police procedural series set in Acapulco and optioned for television by a US network studio. Emilia Cruz is the first female detective on the Acapulco police force, confronting Mexico’s drug cartels and legendary government corruption. Kirkus Reviews has called the books “consistently exciting,” with “danger and betrayal never more than a page away.” Carmen’s books reflect her travels around the world, as well as her expertise in intelligence collection, translation, and analysis. She is a recipient of the Career Intelligence Medal.