Dolph Martinez leads a U.S. Border Patrol task force battling crime and corruption in the empty desert borderlands of Texas and Mexico where la mordida, the payoff, is a way of life. He’s a walking embodiment of the violent, cross-cultural clash, his soul torn between the two cultures that make him a very special lawman in an unforgiving place. But now he’s become an unwitting pawn in a dark conspiracy that could end with his corpse among the sunbaked bones of the border dead…
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"
This tale boasts an unusual protagonist, sharp plotting, and a large cast of full-bodied characters. An engaging mystery served with plenty of sociological seasoning.
Sanderson covers that lost and lovely West Texas border country with grace and elegance. This book also contains a delightful cast of characters, finely drawn and fully developed, worked into an intricate plot that reflects the mores and conflicts of this multicultural country...a wonderful read.
A solid mystery starring an intriguing bicultural cop with a degree in history who recognizes the polarities that define both his personal life and his job.
Sanderson’s love for the border and its inhabitants is unmistakable.
It's not a philosophical novel, but it raises philosophical questions. La Mordida is consistently readable and entertaining. Sanderson is a gifted prose stylist, and his descriptions of the Chihuahuan desert of West Texas are vivid and evocative.