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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Tropic of Evil follows Inspector Marco Nayal of Mexico’s Federal Police as he tries to find a young girl who may not be alive anymore. When Marco is assigned the case to find a 6-year-old girl, he first thought that the report had been filed a little prematurely. However, soon he realizes that there is more to this case than just a girl missing and her family panicking. Now people are turning up dead with the crime world hot on their trails to stop them from digging deeper. Now, along with finding the girl, Marco and his team have to make sure that they don’t end up dead as well. What will they do? How can Marco come up with a plan that will help him solve his case before more people end up dead?
Tropic of Evil: A Gripping Suspense Thriller is the second book in the Inspector Marco Nayal series by Preben Ormen. This is a heart-racing and blood-pumping novel that lured me in with its impressive flow and great narrative. Murder mysteries have a bad rep for being clichéd, but this one was a nice surprise. The author kept the momentum going and kept the mystery alive until the very end. There wasn’t a moment where I could go ahead and predict the next move. The author kept me guessing and wanting to know what would happen next. Marco’s strength was the highlight of this novel; he was determined, levelheaded and impressive where it counted. He was the true hero of the story and had me invested in him and his work from the very beginning. The author deserves all the kudos he can get for writing this thriller.