Tuesday, March 24, 2009

By Jeffrey Osburn

The novel is characterized as reality-based fiction.  The author jumps headlong into the critical intertwined issues headlining relations between the United States and our neighbors to the South, Mexico.  This rock 'em, sock 'em plot takes on border security, immigration reform, and narco-terrorism.

What starts out as just "another day in paradise" for Border Protection Agent Felipe Vega turns  tragic when a shootout with a rogue Mexican Army unit escorting a drug convoy, ends in death.  Even though Vega is a veteran of the Iraq War, he never imagines that he would fire on a soldier armed with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in El Paso, Texas.  In a test of political wills, the new Mexican President joins the United States in sending elite Special Forces troops in to topple the brutal Sonora Cartel kingpin.  Intrigue and betrayal compromise the mission, an innocent family is killed and Felipe Vega finds himself stranded South of the Border.

The book is controversial and non-stop action.  I couldn't stop turning the pages.  What do you think? 

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