What looks like a routine portrait commission for a flamboyant former vice president of the United States quickly turns to disaster when he is murdered after only one session. Paul Zacher becomes intrigued by the purpose behind his presence in San Miguel, but his curiosity turns to desperation when accumulating evidence indicates that Zacher himself is the murderer.
When a reading of the vice president’s will reveals the motive, Paul and Maya are forced flee across central México to avoid arrest for murder. After one of the most ruthless business conglomerates in México lines up with the police against the Zacher Agency, Paul goes on the offensive and sets a trap that exposes the plotters, but then is nearly trapped himself when he is forced to kill one of them in a face-to-face shoot out. Brushwork is the third mystery in the Murder in México series.
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