Mass Exodus

Mass Exodus

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by Carlos A. Perez
     
 

An impoverished illegal immigrant, a San Diego sheriff's deputy, a drug trafficker, the daughter of a Mexican diplomat, a radical political talk show host, and the Mexican secretary of national defense-when destiny brings these lives together, the United States of America is forced to mobilize and deploy its military along the U.S./Mexican border in order to

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An impoverished illegal immigrant, a San Diego sheriff's deputy, a drug trafficker, the daughter of a Mexican diplomat, a radical political talk show host, and the Mexican secretary of national defense-when destiny brings these lives together, the United States of America is forced to mobilize and deploy its military along the U.S./Mexican border in order to protect its interests. The country of Mexico is then strained by their responsibility to hold back the mass exodus of millions of Mexican people that have made their way to the major border cities to protest the brutal beating of a Mexican "hero." Ultimately, for the first time in recent history, the United States and Mexico are brought to the brink of military conflict.

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ISBN-13:
9781424166978
Publisher:
America Star Books
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Mass Exodus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story has it all. From the very first page you will be absorbed into a spectacular account of one man's determination to fulfill his dreams of escaping the 'vacuum of poverty' and another man's determination to maintain a good heart when life continues to offer him nothing but adversity. The story will take you on a wild ride of twists and turns that will keep you speculating what will come next. Just when you think it's safe to put the book down, you'll find that you won't want to. This is never ending excitement and the climax will not disappoint you. The author has created a story of hope and intertwined it with the controversial topic of illegal immigration. The question you'll find yourself asking is whether or not the possibility that this fiction has the potential to become non-fiction. This is an easy to read story with an incredible plot and unforgettable characters. Trust me you will be left wanting more when you're finished. I feel this has great potential to become a 'book to movie' product. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't say that this has been one of the best books about illegal immigration that I have ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a story! This book will grab your attention and will not release it until you are finished reading it. It¿s the personification of a ¿page turner¿. C.A. Perez does an incredible job keeping you interested in this story of hope, irony, despair, and inspiration. This fiction is based on the debatable issue of illegal immigration which makes you wonder how easily such an issue can bring us to military conflict with Mexico. This book has alerted my senses regarding the immigration issue. This is recommended for those who want to read a book that is easy to follow but yet creates a tangled web of characters that are brought together by fate. I promise, you will think you watched the movie after reading this wonderful story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a quick read, one that will make you want to schedule leisure time for more reading. The author speaks with experience and has a good understanding of immigration challenges, illegal drug movement, border enforcement, and Mexico-U.S. defense issues. Artful method of closing out each chapter. The book provides a very believable example of what could happen that will result in a crisis on the U.S. Southwest border.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must agree with the other reviews. If you are looking to read a great book that examines the current Immigration Crises from both sides of the border, then this book is a must read. As a Mexican-American that immigrated to the United States at a young age, Mr. Perez is able to bridge the two cultures. He weaves a complex, intricate, and very entertaining story that tells the immigration story at every possible level. Although a work of fact based fiction, this book gives a personal face to the motivations of almost all illegal immigrants that come to this country seeking a better life (although there are some bad apples, but they are everywhere). From this he paints a possible scenario of what may happen in the near future if we don¿t address this complex and difficult social issue and find a harmonious resolution that reconciles the differences between the US and Mexico. What is fiction today may be fact tomorrow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C.A. Perez does something with the illegal immigration issue that no one has done before. He has taken the issue and created this wonderful fiction and explains the reasons why many immigrants risk their lives to enter the U.S. illegally. Furthermore, he highlights the problems that are crippling the Mexican government and through the main character in the book conveys hope to better the political situation. Simultaneously, through the main character's personal sacrifice, he inspires the everday Mexican citizen to change his ways and do their part to better their current situation. C.A. Perez' story will make you experience numerous emotions and may change your point of view on the illegal immigration issue. A must read for those that want to be intrigued and moved by the actions of one man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Talk about leaving you in suspense! I started reading this story at work and then found myself getting yelled at because I hadn't gotten any work done! Once you start you just can not out it down. Page after page it is just awesome all around! It talks about everything yet it all blends together perfectly! This is a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an incredible story! Illegal immigrants, lawyers, cops, government, the military, mix this group of people in one plot and you're sure to get more than you bargain for. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be entertained. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful and well thought out saga full of wonderful characters with chaotic sub-plots weaving into a suspenseful ending. A book that reflects today's cultures in ways never explained.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! Mr. Perez has hit one out of the park with this story. For many years John Grisham has been my favorite author because of his page turning books. Well it is time to take a break from J.G. and find out what else Mr. Perez has to offer. This a superbly woven story between all the characters with an incredible ending that will leave you asking for more. I think I see a movie in Mr. Perez¿s future.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while deployed to Iraq in 2007. I just so happened to be with the author during that time where he lent me his book to read. Because my background includes me being raised in Mexico and having experience working alongside the U.S. Border Patrol as a U.S. military service member, it's noticeable that the author's fictional story-telling has a foundation based on factual tones that is evident between the U.S. and Mexico. The characters are likeable and the concept of the story easily overshadows any grammatical errors missed by editing. Good book to read when doing morning rituals and drinking coffee.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to young and old reader alike. In this story Carlos A. Perez didn¿t just tell a story but painted a picture of emotion and pride. I was impress by Mr. Perez understanding and knowledge of his character that he was able to put all the missing pieces together without grey area. If you ask me, I'm surprise this hasn¿t made it to the Times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. From the beginning to the end, you want to know what is going to happen. The author found a great way to integrate the main characters and bring them to real life. Riveting and exciting, but most importantly---it seemed real. You could follow the plot without getting confused. A must read for all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I complete disagree with the previous review posted. Certainly there are things that we find lacking in any author, but I can not imagine what you could have found in Mass Exodus to conclude it was like 'watching paint dry.' I recommend you read the novel in the frame of one who was not born American, and has had to struggle for every achievement. Through that perspective, the book demands respect and provides glimpses into a man's moral courage, a nation's continuing struggles with poverty and class, and an unnervingly possible parallel to life in our society. Carlos Perez writes with the knowledge unique to a Mexican immigrant, and does a masterful job of framing his hero's actions so that we can better understand the characters', and Carlos', personal struggles. The story follows Genaro, a Mexican-Indian father and husband who determines to reach America in search of the work and opportunity that will elevate his family out of the crushing poverty of the Yucatan. As Genaro moves closer to the United States, his heroic actions set off a chain of events that will come to a conclusion on the U.S./Mexico border. Full of action, hope, courage, tragedy, and intrigue, Mass Exodus will leave you gasping for more. I can not wait to read Carlos Perez's second installment of Genaro's adventures and Mexico's moral revolution. A triumph.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C. Perez has written an amazing story that will capture your attention and will not let go! From the first page to the very last, Mass Exodus will keep you captivated as you read chapter after chapter. This wonderful story of hope and the will to survive will keep you curiously interested throughout. Perez has taken the illegal immigration issue and created a story that will leave you wondering if both the U.S. and Mexico would really come to the brink of a military conflict. As you read the story you feel as though you are watching a movie. Highly recommended for anyone seeking to be entertained by this incredible thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not find the synopsis anywhere so I've typed what is on the back cover of the book. Here is a quick veiw of what this book is all about. I can assure you that this intriguing story will keep you interested all they way through: An impoverished illegal immigrant, a San Diego sheriff's deputy, a drug trafficker, the daughter of a Mexican diplomat, a radical political talk show host, and the Mexican secretary of national defense--when destiny brings these lives together, the United States of America is forced to mobilize and deploy its military along the U.S./Mexican border in order to protect its interests. The country of Mexico is then strained by their responsibility to hold back the mass exodus of millions of Mexican people that have made their way to the major border cities to protest the brutal beating of a Mexican 'hero.' Ultimately, for the first time in recent history, the United States and Mexico are brought to the brink of military conflict.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All in all, this book is a great read--it gave me some insight into the motivations of an immigrant , one that I didn't fully appreciate prior to reading this. Also, the author very accurately outlined the friction between immigrants and locals in the San Diego area. All in all, this book is highly recommended by me for those reasons. Get beyond the grammatical errors---that's the editors fault, not the author, and they don't affect the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read a published book with so many spelling and grammatical errors! Who agreed to publish a book without editing it first? The author's inability to write a coherant storyline was frustrating. I couldn't finish it. It was absolutely painful. After reading the previous reviews, I am wondering if they actually read the book?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy this book. I love to read but trying to get through it was a little like watching paint dry. While some of the characters were likeable, the plot is so shallow and predictable that I just couldn't enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have ordered 2 books for my father and myself and already my father thinks its great. he keeps mentioning about when will this become a movie or if it even is. he would like for it to become one but really hope it does