This is the third in the Amy and Fanny series. It continues the high standard set by the first two books. Conrad writes well. In addition, he has created two terrific characters in this mother/daughter travel agent team who just happen to encounter murders whenever they set out. Their roles are reversed in that mom is the impulsive adventurous soul and daughter is the more cautious and mature.
On this familiarization trip to Patagonia the description of the geography along the Argentinian/Chilean border was informative for me. But it was the plot and characters which kept me reading fast. The hosts and fellow travelers are interesting characters, well drawn. Could one of them be the evil deed doer? I thought so. But as in any good yarn as the tale spins out you suspect one and then another of the characters. I was a bit surprised to learn who was the real villain, but then you want that in a good mystery. There are characters you can really like. The young girl wanting to go to a school was one for me. If you’ve read the first two books you’ll find the romance with Marcus moving along nicely. But what of the Canadian helicopter pilot? Read and know. This is truly a good read. Don’t miss it.