Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Bloody Waters (USA 1996)
From the Publisher:
The daughter of wealthy Cubans who fled Castro's regime for Miami, Lupe Solano -- fun-loving, smart, sexy -- is hardly your typical private eye. Her sister Lourdes is a nun who carries a portable phone and skinny-dips; her father, constantly awaiting Castro's demise, has his boat ready to sail for Cuba at a moment's notice; and her secretary is her bodybuilding cousin Leonardo, who has turned the office into a gym and holds yoga classes while Lupe is out investigating cases.
In Bloody Waters, Lupe takes on an assignment to search for the biological mother of an illegally adopted baby: her clients' child is dying, and the only way to save the girl's life is through a bone marrow transplant. Although this seems like a straightforward investigation with small chance of a happy outcome, soon enough Lupe is risking her life, involved more deeply than ever before in a case that will, to her own surprise, fulfill her wildest dream.
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera: Bloody Waters. A Lupe Solano Mystery. Putnam's, ISBN: 039914157X (February, 1996), 274 p., $21.95.