On a college field trip to caverns near the remote Mexican village of Bustamante, the daughter of a U.S. senator is murdered and the blood drained from her body. Detective Artemas Salcido, a Harvard-educated, illegitimate son of a Mexican governor and a Yaqui Indian girl, is responsible for the investigation. Handsome and cosmopolitan, Artemas was banished to Bustamante because of his ill-advised propensity for solving politically sensitive crimes, and now he finds himself in the middle of yet another.
The international press, two FBI agents, and a brutal squad of federales with orders from the President of Mexico to make the problem go away, descend on the village. Among the reporters is Laffi Rendón, an old flame of Artemas' from Harvard. As more grisly killings occur, Artemas discovers a secret cabal, Grupo Vampiro, which leads him to a labyrinth of rituals and crimes stretching from mediaeval Eastern Europe to Mexico's most powerful people.
The exotic flavors which appear in Jim’s books on Mexican cooking as well as the rich culture and past of Mexico give depth to this wonderful tale of mystery and suspense. As in his recipes, his story has all the spice and mixtures of a well-blended Mexican mole sauce. I guarantee you will be pleasingly satisfied after you feast on his writing. Vampires of Bustamante is highly recommended reading along with one of the author’s favorite drinks, a Premium Baja Margarita. Salud!
About the Author
James Peyton was born and raised in La Jolla, California, where he spends time when he is not in San Antonio, Texas, or Mexico. He has a B.A. in political science from Trinity University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Jim has authored four well regarded books on Mexican cooking, history and culture and is finishing another. His articles have appeared in Fine Cooking, Texas Highways, and Food & Wine. His first novel, Vampires of Bustamante, grew from his years of experience in Mexico and was a finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas’ novel contest.
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