Uncle Joe trains his cadre in warrior skills and warrior virtues. His clients have ways, means, and the occasional nagging problem. Discreet and effective, Joe's reputation for resolving those problems is unparalleled. Joe is content. Joe's clients are content... Until Mari, Joe's star pupil, trashes a client's border factory in Juarez. Leaving devastation in her wake, she then heads south. Joe means to have her back. His client means to have compensation. Things come to a head in Mexico City, the world leader in urban eccentricity. This is a novel of international intrigue like no other. Owls take vermin by night in the metropolis; Monarch butterflies cluster on the sides of nearby volcanoes; and the human drama plays out as Mari struggles to shake free of forces that mass against her.
From Reviews of Earlier Works:
OSTRICH (A Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers Selection):
"...A bravura romp, it's neatly plotted, with carefully drawn characters and considerable insight" Kirkus Review
"a charming tale, told with warmth and humor by a master storyteller."
George Needham - A Booklist Starred Review
"This is a rich and exuberant novel which the reader is unlikely to put down."
Dr. Michael Hogan - The Guadalajara Reporter
"It has enough action, humor, sex and friendship that I could see it optioned as a film." Tucson Weekly
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About the Author
An anthropologist (Ph.D.) and border person, Dr. Thomas teaches in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico where he co-directs the prestigious Conexiones language and Culture programs in Mexico and Nicaragua. He lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife and daughter.