Heart of the World

Heart of the World

Book - 2006
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"When private investigator Carlotta Carlyle is wakened by a late-night phone call, she discovers that her "little sister," Paolina, the child with whom she was paired years ago by a local mentoring program, is missing. Carlotta combs the Boston streets looking for Paolina, torn between anger at the thoughtless teenage runaway and anxiety that something has really happened to her." "Paolina is more than a sister to Carlotta. She's the daughter she never had, or never owned up to having. She's the one constant in Carlotta's life, more reliable than Sam Gianelli, her mob boss lover, a man whose always unpredictable behavior has become increasingly mysterious." "Heart of the World follows Carlotta's trail from new England to Miami to Bogota and beyond as she probes the connection between Paolina's disappearance and the corresponding disappearance of the Colombian drug lord father Paolina has never met."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur, New York : 2006
ISBN: 9780312332877
Branch Call Number: AF BARN


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hermlou Oct 13, 2010

Carlotta flies to Columbia to search for her little sister who appears to be kidnapped. The plot moves from the little sister, Paolina, back to Carlotta, who is also kidnapped. Strong male characters are policeman Mooney, boyfriend Sam, and Paolina's father Roldan, are all attracted to Carlotta. I got tired of women being locked in rooms or in trunks of cars, but the book covers a part of Columbia not described in the popular press.

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