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The Night Charter, by Sam HawkenOne of the things I feel it’s important to keep in mind when reading the Camaro Espinoza novels is that Camaro is not, and never has been, a covergirl.  I worry it’s an assumption made by readers and critics alike that Camaro is meant to be this sort of “karate hottie,” as Hollywood would likely make her.  She’s not unattractive, but she isn’t some model-pretty honey bouncing around an action thriller.  Camaro is a fighter — no, she’s a warrior — and she looks it.

This was addressed in The Night Charter (link), but overlooked by critics.  I do a more explicit job of it in Make Them Sorry (link).  Camaro is referred to as beautiful in a couple of The Night Charter‘s reviews, but bear in mind that the only time someone refers to her as being “hot,” is when Matt Clifford, the main antagonist of the book, says so.  This man is a murderer, extortionist, kidnapper, and possibly a child molester.  This is not somebody whose judgment can be relied upon.  Don’t put yourself in Matt‘s corner.  Please.

There’s too much emphasis placed on beauty in books, movies and television.  Beauty is considered an outward indicator of virtue, much like ugliness is a sign of villainy.  But Camaro is an athlete and a warfighter, and she should be held to those standards, not those of a pageant queen.

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)

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Make Them Sorry, by Sam HawkenOne of the things I love to do is create “soundtracks” for my books to listen to while writing and editing whatever work I happen to be fiddling with at any given time.  While the playlists ebb and flow in terms of length and content, eventually they settle down into something of a coherent form and I’m able to share them with my readers (and editors) as a way of giving them insight into the characters and moods of any given book.

Originally my go-to was iTunes, and those playlists were for my ears alone, but in the last few years I’ve used Spotify for my soundtrack needs.  Whether a paid Spotify user, or one who accesses the service for free, everyone can hear my unofficial soundtracks.  So check them out!

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)

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The Night Charter, by Sam HawkenMake Them Sorry (link) is right around the corner, but it’s not too late so see where it all began.  The Night Charter (link) is on sale at Amazon for only $2.99.  If you missed The Night Charter, here’s a chance to catch up at a bargain price.  It won’t last forever, though, so grab your copy while you can.


Camaro Espinoza wants to be left alone.  She keeps it simple: her fishing boat, the Miami coast and the fish.  There’s not much to the charter business she runs, and that’s perfectly fine with her.  Pay her your money, go fishing, and then go away.

When Parker Story comes calling with a night-charter request, there’s nothing unusual about it.  But when Parker’s associate, Matt Clifford, enters the picture, the situation becomes much more complicated.  What Matt wants is a nighttime excursion to the waters off Cuba, where a man’s escape from communist rule is worth a lot of money to the right people.  Some of that money could be Camaro’s, provided she does what she’s told and keeps her mouth shut.  But Camaro isn’t interested in that kind of trouble.

It’s only when the problem becomes about family, specifically Parker’s daughter, that Camaro allows herself to be pulled in.  Because when things go from complex to disastrous, with bodies piling up everywhere, Camaro is the only one who can cut through the chaos and find a solution.  It isn’t people dying that’s the problem, it’s the wrong people dying.  She can fix that.


Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase from your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)SaveSave

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