Rotella is an expert on the vicious anarchy of Mexican crime and politics...His balance of intimate storytelling and operatic scale is stunning.
Employs a journalist's sharp eye and a novelist's deft touch to give us a rich portrait of the sights, smells, sounds, beauties and dangers of life south of the border...honest and engrossing
One of the most accomplished first novels I have ever read...full of dangers, deep characters and a story writ on a grand scale...an important piece of work from an author whose voice should be heard
An astonishingly impressive debut from an investigative journalist with a sharp eye for the duplicity that stalks the border between the U.S. and Mexico...a taut, lean and satisfying thriller that lingers in your mind long after you've finished it.
A fast-paced thriller that rings true to the real story behind the political posturing over the drug war, illegal immigration and border security.