In Allende del Sol, a Mexican factory and tourist town, the papers write about a serial killer. The government wants that theory squashed by the profilers after the twelfth rape-murder in two years on 62-year old Lupe, whose son Miguel Trejo was arrested as a suspect. Gideon knows from a seminar the local police captain, Victor Navarro, who claims Mexican cultural emphasis on family and machismo won't permit Gideon's profiling method to work there. The Trejo murder site shows Gideon that Lupe discovered Miguel is a closet homosexual, unspeakable in the macho town. To save Miguel from killing in prison, his sister Rosa tells his younger boy-friend Roberto Gonzalez was outside the house; he noticed a social worker, female or cross-dressing. Atypically, the next victim Isabella Santiago is stabbed the following day. The team believes it's a rapist -rarely reported, let alone prosecuted- who became impotent, probably after being ridiculed by Milagros Villanueva a month before the first ... Written by
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The top news that Elle reads in the Mexican newspaper is a very poor translation to Spanish. It actually reads: "An elderly female assassin terrorizes local towns. The Attorney General and the authorities move it slowly", while Elle translates it as "There's a serial assassin who's killing elderly women in local towns, and the Attorney General and the authorities are moving slowly". See more
Gideon states that Andrei Chaktilo lived in the "Soviet Ukraine." He actually lived in Rostov, which was and is solidly inside Russia, in fact it is one of Russia's oldest cities. Chaktilo was from the Ukraine. See more
Anthony Brandt wrote "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."