When JadeAnne Stone and her German shepherd, Pepper, are kidnapped off a lonely highway in Mexico en route to locate a banker’s missing wife, she unwittingly enters a world of high-stakes oil politics, money laundering, and El Narco’s grab for power. JadeAnne finds the missing wife and realizes she’s been set up. To stay alive she must unravel the Aguirre family’s secrets. Who will she trust as loyalties shift and greed rules?
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What people are saying about Set Up
“With a likable duo and a vivid, appealing setting, this adventure series is off to a promising start.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“This is a blowout of a story. It starts on the backroads of Mexico in the middle of the night – just awoman, a dog, and Mexican Banditos – and escalates from there. If you are looking for a fast-paced,action-filled thriller about the adventures of a young PI and her lethal but well-trained dog, this will beyour cup of tea. Or should I say Margarita? Jack Reacher step aside. You have met your match in JadeAnneStone.”
— Heather Haven, multi-award-winning author.
“A routine investigation takes a mysterious, chilling turn when JadeAnne is abducted at gunpoint thendeposited in an opulent, albeit creepy manor. Moment-by-moment, her story unfolds in real time, as sheexperiences the sights, sounds and myriad flavors of Mexico, the underworld of political corruption andhigh-stakes criminal activity roiling beneath the surface. When nothing is as it appears, and no one can betrusted, Jade’s adrenaline surges—her mettle is tested, Told with humor and humility, grit and beauty, thispage turner delivers.”
— JC Miller author of the bestseller, Vacation
“In her debut mystery novel, author Ana Manwaring offers up more twists and turns than aMexican rattlesnake.Fast paced, with well-crafted characters and a strong female lead, there’s plenty to like about this worldof power, politics, and Mexican money laundering. I especially enjoyed the strong sense of place, whichManwaring uses to great effect. Well worth adding to your TBR pile.”
— Judy Penz Sheluk, Amazoninternational bestselling author