Sunday, December 11, 2022

#Sexy #Nerd #Review...Cari Mora...#Thriller #Cartel #Miami

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.

The Sexy Nerd's Review...

A few years back, Thomas Harris’s publicist reached out to me to advise he had a new book coming out entitled, Cari Mora, and I was too excited to read his latest installment. Unfortunately, I couldn’t read it at that time because I had tons of others to read first. But, better late than never!

If you’re expecting to read anything about Hannibal or Clarice, this is not that book. In fact, Harris has a brand-new storyline for his readers to sink their eyes into. We find ourselves in Miami, Florida with Hans-Peter Schneider at the helm searching for a dead drug cartel’s gold is buried. Escobar had his mansion on lock and especially his money. Since his death, Hans-Peter took it upon himself to rent out the mansion under the guise of being with a movie production company to film its latest movie. Of course, the only thing Hans-Peter was interested in was finding where the gold was.

Cari Mora, an immigrant from Columbia, is the caretaker of said mansion and has agreed to work with these imposters. Of course, after watching them maneuver, she soon realized that all was not as it appeared. As the reader continues this labyrinth of characters and shady dealings, it soon becomes apparent that Escobar’s gold was not all that Hans-Peter Schneider was seeking.

If you haven’t read the reviews of this book, you’ll find a mixed bag of opinions. Personally, I didn’t get into this book under the premise that this was going to be Hannibal and Clarice. Harris finished that story and began anew. Its been many years since that series and I have to say, it wasn’t as exciting as the Hannibal stories, but you cannot deny Harris’ writing talent. Harris has not lost his writing abilities. He's still got it! I think many of his readers were expecting what he’s written before, and this was something new and different. This story did not have the same level of excitement as his previous work, but I still found the story enjoyable and easy to get through.

The Sexy Nerd gives Cari Mora four extra gold bars. Until next time, Nerds, you know what to do.

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