Tracks In The Sand - A Tale Of The Border Patrol

Tracks In The Sand - A Tale Of The Border Patrol

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by Kent E Lundgren
     
 

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It didn't all happen just this way, but it could have. . .

Marcos Ayala is a Juarez businessman. His business is drugs and whores and like any other entrepreneur, he has problems to deal with. One of them is the U.S. Border Patrol. To get his loads across the border he must constantly find ways to thwart their vigilance. Another is keeping his women in line, a

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It didn't all happen just this way, but it could have. . .

Marcos Ayala is a Juarez businessman. His business is drugs and whores and like any other entrepreneur, he has problems to deal with. One of them is the U.S. Border Patrol. To get his loads across the border he must constantly find ways to thwart their vigilance. Another is keeping his women in line, a never-ending nuisance, and he has a new girl who is more trouble than most.

Luz Ortega was just a young country girl. But now she finds herself a captive, sold into a Juarez whorehouse and apparently doomed to the life. Even if she escapes she can never go home again. Is death the only way out? Or does Rafael Salinas offer hope?

Rafael Salinas is a retired alien smuggler. He made his money, then, when drugs came onto the scene and the business turned violent, he retired. Now he has been forced back into the business-his granddaughter was kidnapped to compel his performance. He does it, but he vows vengeance.

Tom "The Real" Diehl has been around the block a few times while wearing the Border Patrol's gold badge. He's seen it all in El Paso; there aren't many surprises left. Or so he thought, until he and his rookie partner follow tracks in the sand to catch a group of smuggled aliens. It seemed like any other trail-until he thinks later about how they acted. Then it makes no sense. Something new is going on and they've to figure out what it is.

Ken Travis' biggest problem since he graduated from the Academy is getting Tom Diehl to talk to him. Then, suddenly, violence strikes and the real learning process begins. There are guns and drugs and very bad men out there, men willing to kill. How he handles the job can mean life or death, and he'd better get it right because the price for getting it wrong is paid in blood.

It all comes together in the end, but like life, not how you expect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615184302
Publisher:
Signcutter Press
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

The author spent over thirty years as a Border Patrolman and Special Agent for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He served in Texas, Florida, Alaska, Michigan, Colorado, Washington State, and Puerto Rico in line, supervisory, and management positions.

He is founder and current chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.

He resides in central Washington and spends his time writing and touring the U.S. on a Harley-Davidson.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author's cover material says "It didn't all happen just this way - but it could have". The author writes from experience, and it shows in the level of interesting detail he presents. He also has a gift for creating credible characters and realistic dialog that could only come from having been there and done that. He must have taken notes.

The plot unfolds quickly in its major element as the good guys, a Border Patrol trainee and his older mentor, look into an anomaly they find in the desert. Very quickly, the reader meets bad guys he's glad he doesn't know, and a victim he wishes he could help.

The reader is pulled through the book steadily - while it cannot be described as a thriller (which should not be taken to imply it is dull), it engages the interest on several levels and is hard to put down.

When the reader turns the last page he is left thinking, "Yeah. That sounded real."