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The Last Dawn: A Mystery
by Joe Gannon
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"Gladys Darâio, sterling police lieutenant for the revolutionary Sandinista government in volatile 1986 Nicaragua, has been kidnapped by a notorious Contra commander. Gladys knows she doesn't have a hope for escape, unless her partner on the police force, former Sandinista guerrilla comandante Ajax Montoya, stages a rescue attempt. When he does, it's more outrageous than Gladys could ever have imagined. But it comes at a price. Ajax is imprisoned for years, and Gladys is sent to Miami and blacklisted in her home country. And then a young American journalist, Jimmy Peck, goes missing in El Salvador. American Senator Anthony Teal wants Ajax Montoya running that rescue operation, too, and Teal has the strings to pull to make it happen. Teal sends Ajax and Gladys into treacherous, war-torn El Salvador to find out what really happened to young Peck, and to bring him home, alive or dead. But when it looks like another American has been killed in El Salvador, Ajax and Gladys find themselves dangerously entangled in a murder case as well as a missing person case, all playing out in the heart of El Salvador's raging civil war"--
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