Scrafitto, by Steve Scarborough
After fleeing the States, ex-homicide cop Mitch Sharp now has a great life in a Costa Rican resort town -- pura vida, “this is living.” His comforts are shattered when someone begins attacking women and cutting them with a razor-like knife. The Latin macho society wants to ignore the socially uncomfortable crimes against women.
Mitch is also reluctant to help, thinking he left that life behind. When the attacks escalate, Mitch can't avoid being drawn in. Isolated in a foreign country, Mitch must combine an unusual team of ex-pats with his investigative and photography skills to stop the killer.