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First off I think I'd better warn you that this book uses "street language" and some of it is kind of rough. So, if you prefer not to read these kinds of words-this is not the book for you. The story revolves around gangs, Mexican drug trafficking, drugs, some child abductions and how a PI firm which consists of a Latina woman and an American Black who also happen to be engaged to be married. There are also racial slurs in this book-unfortunately this still does go on. Much of this can still be heard in the Barrios of the cities in the US.
One of the characters in this book is called "The Priest"-he is anything but-almost the exact opposite and has devised a religion of murder and mayhem for which he is looking for acolytes. Somehow he and the Mexican drug lord form an unholy alliance. Our two PI's are in the line of fire and must find out what is going on while attempting not to get killed.
I suggest you read the preview and first chapter of this book before buying-see below! (the language is not bad in these)
I did have some trouble keeping up with this storyline--but was happy at the ending!
About the Book: from Pump Up your Book)
Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life. Nothing, though, has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart as they struggle to solve a case that could leave them in prison or dead.
Atticus’s manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary’s family that she exploits to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Illanueva’s bloody bid to take over the cartel.
The Black Song Inside is a vivid crime thriller rife with murder and madness, melded with gallows humor and the heroism of two flawed and compelling protagonists who, if they can save themselves, may learn the nature of redemption and the ability to forgive.
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About the Author: (from Pump Up Your Book)
Carlyle Clark was raised in Poway, a city just north of San Diego, but is now a proud Chicagolander working in the field of Corporate Security and writing crime and fantasy fiction. He has flailed ineffectually at performing the writer's requisite myriad of random jobs: pizza deliverer, curb address painter, sweatshop laborer, day laborer, night laborer, security guard, campus police, Gallup pollster, medical courier, vehicle procurer, and signature-for-petitions-getter.
He is a married man with two cats and a dog. He is also a martial arts enthusiast and a CrossFit endurer who enjoys fishing, sports, movies, TV series with continuing storylines, and of course, reading. Most inconsequentially, he holds the unrecognized distinction of being one of the few people in the world who have been paid to watch concrete dry in the dark. Tragically, that is a true statement.
His latest book is the mystery thriller, The Black Song Inside.
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