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?I?ve fallen under the spell of a fabulously infatuating mistress,?
writes Lee Morgan II in this searing memoir. ?She? is Arizona?s beautiful, dangerous borderland, and this is the shocking true story of Morgan?s many years of combat there. A young Marine taught Morgan, aged 14, how to shoot a rifle. Then, he says, ?my pseudo ?big brother? went on to infamously enter history books as the ?Texas Tower Sniper.?? Haunted by the Grim Reaper, today?s Wild West is near anarchy. ?To know the Mexican people is to love ...
“I’ve fallen under the spell of a fabulously infatuating mistress,”
writes Lee Morgan II in this searing memoir. “She” is Arizona’s beautiful, dangerous borderland, and this is the shocking true story of Morgan’s many years of combat there. A young Marine taught Morgan, aged 14, how to shoot a rifle. Then, he says, “my pseudo ‘big brother’ went on to infamously enter history books as the ‘Texas Tower Sniper.’” Haunted by the Grim Reaper, today’s Wild West is near anarchy. “To know the Mexican people is to love them,” writes Morgan, but he hates with righteous rage the crime and corruption he’s witnessed on both sides of the border.
Discover why Morgan has been called the Serpico of the desert.
Climb down with him into a “narco-tunnel” built by slave labor to smuggle drugs. Consider the huge social and political questions raised by Morgan’s passionate exposé. “I’ve been personally shot,
shrapneled, slashed, clubbed, burned, and nearly dragged to death,” says the veteran lawman, who now lives with a Mexican bounty on his head. “It’s been a hell of a ride.” And it’s a hell of a story.
|1||The Reaper and the Beast||13|
|4||The Horse Patrol||76|
|5||The Agua Prieta Cartel||97|
|6||The Douglas Tunnel||126|
|7||The King of Douglas||147|
|8||The Big Sandy Wars||176|
|10||The Border Bandits||221|
|13||The Last Trackers||284|
|14||Plight of the Mexican Aliens||297|
|15||REMFs and the Vigilantes||323|
|16||The West Corrals||360|
|17||The Ghosts of Las Perillas||381|
|18||Drex and the La Copita||394|
|21||Rabbits and Greyhounds||486|
|22||The Reaper, the Beast, and the Corrupt DHS||502|
Posted April 27, 2010
I grew up in Douglas. It was a wonderful place to be a kid and teen. It all ended with the era of Joe Borane. If there ever was a crooked cop, he's it. He ruined a great town with his greed and 'above the law superiority.' Everyone in Douglas knew - no one said anything. I remember Borane being a Deacon or Usher at church, such a hypocrite. I knew the guy that wrote the song "Joe Cocaine" and he was right about Borane and drugs, whores, bribes. Mr. Morgan did a great job in his book. I lived a lot of that and it's sad to read everything that a great little town used to be and is now a smuggling and killing place. I don't think anything was exagerated. I think he left out a lot about Borane and would have like to see more in there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There a plenty of stories in this book spanning decades. Some of the stories are a little over dramatized for my taste. If someone is looking to read what it is like to enforce the law on the border I would recomend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 6, 2007
I identify with Mr. Morgan. I, too, am a government worker and bear witness to decades of inefficiency, apathy and neglect. In parallel my own department has become a sunken ship. Morgan tells some great stories of remote Cochise County. I've been to many of these places and know some of the people he mentions. Linking his experience to the (Grim)Reaper brings it all to focus. And, if you really want to know what's going on, on our Southern Border, Mr. Morgan lets out the stops and pulls no punches.
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Posted November 30, 2013
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