Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger Award.
Since 1993 almost five hundred women have been murdered in Ciudad, Juárez. Locals believe the true number stands at five thousand.
When a new disappearance is reported, Kelly Courter, a washed-up Texan boxer, and Rafael Sevilla, a Mexican detective, are sucked into an underworld of organized crime, believing they can outwit the corruption all around. The Dead Women of Juárez follows these two men obsessed with seeking the truth about the female victims of the Mexican border wars.
Sam Hawken is a native of Texas now living in Washington, DC.
|Publisher:||Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Sam Hawken is a native of Texas now living on the east coast of the United States. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he pursued a career as an historian before turning to writing. The Dead Women of Juárez is his first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Dead Women of Juarez by Sam Hawken is intense, gut wrenching, scary, and it kept me turning pages. While the story is fiction, it is based on fact. Hundreds, if not thousands, of women from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are missing and presumed dead. A group of faithful women, the Mujeres Sin Voces, mourn them, but can do nothing to stop the kidnappings. The policia are either corrupt or helpless. The Dead Women of Juarez starts in the viewpoint of Kelly, a boxer from the U.S. who now lives in Juarez. He is strong when it comes to boxing, but weak when it comes to drugs. But he is an intriguing character through which to see and experience the world of Juarez. Despite the drugs, he seeks to do what is right, even if it costs him dearly. The second half of the book is told through a police officer, Sevilla. To find who is behind the kidnappings and killings, he has to step off the line that he swore to follow. He realizes that he must find out who is behind the missing women, including his own wife and daughter. When I first picked up the book, I thought, I don't want to read a book about women being killed and raped. That seems to be the standard for all the cop and CSI shows on TV. But I began to read and realized this isn't a book about the rapes and murder; it's about two men trying to stop the cycle of death and terror. It is a book that keeps you turning pages, calls to you to keep reading, takes your breath away in places, and touches your soul. The Dead Women of Juarez is scheduled to go on sale in September. Mark it on your To-Buy list or your calendar so you won't forget to look for it. I give The Dead Women of Juarez a rating of Hel-of-a-Writer.