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Contents Under Pressure, The Britt Montero Mysteries

From New York Times–bestselling author comes the first in the hard-hitting series starring a Miami crime reporter is “a crackling good page-turner” (USA Today).

A crime reporter for a major Miami newspaper, Cuban-born Britt Montero practically sleeps with a police scanner by her bedside. When a high-speed police chase leads to the death of a black football hero, Britt discovers that what seems like an open-and-shut case is actually an intricate web of racially charged violence.

As the city she loves explodes into a major riot, Britt is caught up in life-threatening events that bring the case to a final shocking twist.

“First-rate entertainment.” —Kirkus Reviews

Edna Buchanan

Edna Buchanan knows firsthand that underneath Miami's glistening facade lies a city torn by violence and muddied by corruption, where every moment a crime is waiting to happen. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter, Buchanan has exposed the seamier sides of this sun-drenched paradise, then used her more than twenty years of experience to create a dynamic and deadly Miami that vividly comes alive in each of her novels. Especially when the city is seen through the fiercely intense eyes of a tough newspaperwoman named Britt Montero. The author of eleven books, Buchanan has spent time behind bars -- with two serial killers. She lives in Miami, Florida.

Diversion Books