This is another in Wally Runnel's series featuring Rocky, an ex-military, one-armed hitman. In this story, Rocky reluctantly agrees to find Moya, the aunt of his best friend, Hector. Moya is both a curandera (witch) and a nagual (shapeshifter). But what Rocky encounters is even weirder than even he expected.
Rocky is an interesting character with a skewed moral compass; he dislikes killing animals - even snakes - but has no problem killing humans - as long as he is paid to do so. The author skilfully interweaves Rocky's back story into the narrative, making us understand his motivations and his never-ending quest for his lost love, Bo Kwan. Set in the In-Ko-Pah mountain ranges on the border of California and Mexico, the author gives us a great sense of place and deftly creates a sinister atmosphere. And he has impeccable timing when delivering the final blow.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
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