We're venturing into an area familiar to me this week, the American Southwest. Clark Lohr's crime novel, Devil's Kitchen, is set in the Arizonan desert. One severed head found in the local dump will lead Detective Manny Aguilar from Tuscon to Mexico, and into the Devil's Kitchen. The question is...will he make it back?
"Devil's Kitchen…Southwest noir – crime and romance in the Sonoran Desert… where the sacred feminine traditions conflict with the masculine logic of profit and environmental exploitation. When a severed head shows up at a Tucson landfill, Pima County Sheriff’s Detective Manny Aguilar gets the case.
He handily tracks down the dead man’s heroin-addicted friends, and Manny thinks he’s identified the killers—until someone starts killing them. Suddenly Manny finds himself in the middle of a hellish conspiracy between a Mexican drug lord and an Arizona land developer. Aguilar’s redheaded, butt-kicking girlfriend, Reina, along with his Yaqui grandmother help solve the mystery, but it’s Johnny Oaks, a Cherokee PI, who rides with Manny to the showdown in Arizona's remote Skeleton Canyon."
Devil's Kitchen is available now from Amazon in Paperback or ebook and from Oak Tree Press.