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By: Darrell James
A Del Shannon Novel #2
After the death of her former lover, Ed Jeski, Tucson investigator Del Shannon is hesitant to take on the case of a missing child. But six-year-old Aurea Lara is rumored to possess prophetic visions, and Del discovers she may know something about Jeski’s death. Plunging across the Mexican border, Del joins forces with La Banda, a group fighting to infiltrate the compound of Aurea’s violent drug-lord uncle. Desert shootouts and cruel betrayals make Del question whether Aurea’s dark visions might just be coming true.
Praise for Nazareth Child, the debut book of the Del Shannon novels, winner of the Eureka Award and finalist for the Macavity and Anthony Awards:
“A great debut novel that will hold you spellbound to its dynamite conclusion.”—Suspense Magazine
“The fast-flowing story will engage readers. It’s nice to see a woman in control in the leading role.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Delivers all the thrills and chills of a good suspense novel.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
Sonora Crossing is a finalist for The Rocky Award for best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region
"Del Shannon is a character yo''d like to continue to follow. Sh''s smart, sexy, tough and adventurous—a female P.I. who doesn't depend on men. And James has her engaged in situations with some interesting psychological implications."
"Darrell James demonstrates many skills in his well-crafted second novel, Sonora Crossing. The descriptive writing of place is good. The characters are well drawn, even if they aren’t particularly complex. Most of all, James manages a fast plot well. This plot-driven book keeps the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next."
"James surrounds the passionate and determined Del, who comfortably occupies center stage, with plenty of interesting characters and a plot to severely test her will and ingenuity."
"This is a truly exciting plot which makes for a great read. Del is a very strong and competent main character that lovers of suspense, western, and mystery books will absolutely enjoy!"