"Don't worry, Chiquita" was the Kid's answer to almost everything, and right now Neil Hamel missed the Kid -- her part-time lover and car mechanic. Neil had gone to Mexico as a favor to a man she shouldn't be doing favors for, and what it got her was a face-to-face meeting with a corpse: a Mexican lawyer with a diamond pinky ring an a throat slit from, ear to ear. Returning home to Albuquerque, Neil couldn't let go of the tangled scheme she had uncovered. Someone was sending threatening letters. A rich man was hiding a secret. And a mine in Lagrima was worth more than gold or silver, now that the U. S. government wanted to bury nuclear waste there.
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