This addition to the Klail City Death Trip Series is a murder mystery complete with shrewd detectives, naive disciples, and the misleading of genuine clues. Hinojosa's sleuths are Lt. Rafe Buenrostro of the Belken County Homicide Squad and Captain Lisandro Gomez Solis of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
"The novel is unique among Hinojosa's works ... (he) writes in a clipped, hard-boiled style appropriate to the tale he tells. Rolando Hinojosa is one of Texas's most remarkable writers. The series (Klail City Death Trip) is one of Faulknerian dimensions ..".