(A book in the Maxtla Colhua Mystery series)
An omnibus of novels by Michael Jan Friedman
Maxtla Colhua is an Investigator for the Empire - a 21st-century Aztec Empire that, having successfully repelled Hernan Cortes in 1603, stretches from one end of what we know as the Americas to the other. In Aztlan: The Last Sun, someone has decided to punctuate the end of the Aztec calendar with a series of grisly murders reminiscent of the pagan sacrifices carried out in ancient times. Can Maxtla find the killer before his city is ripped apart and the Last Sun becomes the death knell for the Empire? In Aztlan: The Courts of Heaven, Maxtla is looking for the missing star of a brutal Aztec ball game in which gambling fortunes are won and lost. To find the idol of millions, he will have to challenge the most powerful men and women in the Empire - or see the streets of Aztlan run red with blood. Two murder mysteries set in an exciting world that never was but could have been - collected in a single volume!
Used availability for Michael Jan Friedman's Aztlan
January 2013 : USA Paperback