Rolo Diez. Bitter Lemon Press, $13.95 (168pp) ISBN 978-1-904738-04-6
Mexico City cop Carlos Hernandez has a wife, a mistress and a new girlfriend waiting behind every door in Rolo Diez's fine homage to the noir novels of old, Tequila Blue (1992), translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. Though he has to supplement his minuscule paycheck with some private crime-gun running, money laundering, the odd drug deal-Carlos values the idea of justice highly. When a foreign visitor with a taste for blue movies starring Mexican teenage girls is murdered in his hotel room, Carlos puts all his energies into trying to track down the killer. .
Reviewed on: 01/01/2005