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Dancing with the Tiger

Dancing with the Tiger



The death mask of Montezuma. A priceless artefact.

Lost. Looted. Sold. Stolen. Traded. Hunted. Wanted. Needed.

Anna has just discovered her father’s credibility as a renowned art collector is in ruins and her own reputation as a fact checker is in tatters.

But she has a chance to redeem herself, to restore both her and her father. She needs to go to Mexico, find the mask, and bring it to America where it will form the focal point of a new exhibition.

But other people want that mask – and they will stop at nothing to get it.

Lili Wright's exuberant, energetic, exciting debut takes us into a world of heat, colour and danger, where to survive Anna must negotiate with criminals, flatter the powerful and take her life in her hands.


  • Everything you could want in a summer caper... salty-sweet, refreshing and more powerful than you think.
    New York Times Book Review

About the author

Lili Wright

Lili Wright spent ten years as a journalist in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah and Mexico. Her work has appeared in newspapers across the US, including the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun. A graduate of Columbia University's MFA programme, she currently teaches creative writing and journalism at DePauw University and lives in Greencastle, Indiana, with her husband and daughter.
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