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Book Review: Tulum Takedown by Jeanine Kitchel

A journalist. A missing girl. A fatal deadline. Layla Navarro, new head of Mexico’s most powerful cartel, knows sometimes even drug lords need to run for cover. Hiding out in Mexico City after her daring assassination of a cartel rival, Layla is searching for a safe place to land until the ruckus dies down. She develops an unlikely friendship with a reporter whose niece has gone missing, and travels incognito to the sun-drenched beaches of the Yucatán and the one-time sleepy pueblo of Tulum to help.

In a desperate race against time to find the girl, Layla teams up with a fellow dealer and a cartel fixer. Now she must piece together a complex puzzle of money laundering, dirty politics, and million-dollar land grabs before another innocent victim is lost to the shady world of human trafficking.

My Thoughts

Mexico Cartels, Danger, and Adventure wrapped up in an action-filled story

This is the first Jeanine Kitchel novel for me. Tulum Takedown is the second book of the Wheels up series. This story was engaging, gripping, and thrilling.

I found myself enjoying this story, even though I hadn’t read the first. I’ll have to go back and read the first book soon. It was intense and awesome. I love these types of stories where you get so involved it erases your surroundings. Diving into the world of cartels and danger, I found myself enthralled.

Kitchel’s writing drew me in and kept me there. I’m so thrilled to have come across her book. I’ll definitely be adding Kichel to my permanent tbr list.

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