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I love the Carlotta Carlyle series, but was so disappointed by Heart of the World. It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's very different from the others. It's mostly set away from Boston, so there's far too little of volleyball, TC, guitar playing, cab driving, Gloria, Mooney, Roz, Sam, ... which is such a shame because these are the things that make the earlier books so great. I hope Linda Barnes writes the next one soon - for me the really interesting thing about this story will be finding out what happens next. If you're new to the series, start with A Trouble of Fools, then The Snake Tattoo, Coyote, Steel Guitar, Snapshot, Hardware, Cold Case, Flashpoint, The Big Dig, and Deep Pockets.
When Paolina, Carlotta' s Little Sister, is kidnapped and carried off to South America, Carlotta is hard pressed to deal with her loss like other kidnapping cases. The whole crew gets involved--Mooney, Roz, Gloria and Sam--doing computer searches and using their connections as Carlotta high-tails it to Colombia. Carlotta stirs up one hornet' s nest too many and all hell breaks loose. Paolina is rescued but at a high cost.
Love the character Carlotta Carlyle! In this adventure, she must try to save her little sister, and follows her trail to South America. Lots of action, and suspense. The ending surprised me. I loved this series of books, read the whole thing. I wish there were more Carlotta Carlyle books!
I think I have read all of the Carlotta mysteries, always fun, always worth it. But I liked this one the best, perhaps owing to the exotic landscapes and the breakneck pace. Carlotta doesn't always do the right thing, but whatever she does she does it with a vengeance, and I thought this tale of tracking and racking was a great romp, seat of the chair stuff for most of the time.