Enough to Make the Angels Weep by Ernesto Patino is an attention-grabbing mystery that will have you hooked from the very first page. I love mystery fiction and the plot of this novel is clever and creative as it contains bits of history, war, and your classic detective story. … Amazon Review
Hired to investigate the murder of an 84-year-old widow, P.I. Joe Coopersmith hits one dead end after another in his search for leads. With few clues and no suspects, he nearly gives up, until he uncovers a connection to a bizarre plot to kill the descendants of Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
Known as San Patricios, they belonged to the St. Patrick’s Battalion, an elite Mexican unit composed mostly of Irish Immigrants. When a well-preserved diary of an Irish soldier turns up, Coopersmith knows he’s on the right track. He digs deeper into the plot, soon learning the identity of the man behind it and his warped motive for the cold-blooded murder of the elderly widow.
About the Author
Ernesto Patino grew up in El Paso where he graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree and taught school for a couple of years before joining the FBI as a Special Agent. His career spanned 23 years, most of which were spent in South Florida. He now lives in Southern Arizona with his wife Pamela with whom he shares a passion for ethnic cuisines, classical music and traveling.The characters in his novels are loosely based on people he met during the course of his life as an FBI agent and later as a private investigator.