Circling buzzards lead U.S. Border Patrol agent Dolph Martinez to the corpse of a man executed in the desert…a murder that shatters the fragile calm in a dusty, Texas town. His investigation pits him against the Mexican Army, the DEA, big-money Houston real estate interests, a Catholic nun who practices voodoo, a charismatic revolutionary wanted on both sides of the border, and perhaps deadliest of all, the demons from his own, tortured past.
The powerful sequel to EL CAMINO DEL RIO. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Dolph Martinez battles crime and corruption in empty desert borderlands of Texas and Mexico where "la mordida," the payoff, is a way of life.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Dolph Martinez investigates a murder in a dusty, Texas town that pits him against enemies on both sides of border...and demons within himself in a story James Crumley hail as "richly imagined and terrifically realized"
A richly imagined and terrifically realized novel. Complex and humane, always surprising, it rings as true as the winter light across the southern desert
A credible combination of grit and grace in the face of troubling ambiquities in a moral borderland
Makes the gritty, thankless landscape of the border come alive, from the relentless heat to the failed hopes
Sanderson is especially good at contrasting the clarifty and austere natural beautyof the chihuahua desert with the murky, Orson Welles aura hat envelopes human society there
Lean and lyrical. . . .there are plenty of strong, quirky characters to pass the time with.