Tuesday, July 9, 2013
BORDERLAND by Anson Scott
When the Cartel violence plaguing Mexico spills across the border and takes the life of Jake Martin’s estranged, money-laundering father, the airline pilot and Navy veteran finds himself back in the town he thought he had left for good. Led by clues from the grave and pursued by a crooked lawyer, his sexy assistant and the DEA, Jake unwittingly embarks on a quest for millions in hidden cash.
Destined for the narcos but intended for something much darker than drugs, the money has also attracted the attention of Ricardo “Tuco” Medrano, an American-born, violence-weary Cartel enforcer who is looking for a way out. Unknowingly tied by more than the treasure in the desert, Jake and Tuco are drawn together in a deadly contest that will play itself out in the mountains west of El Paso.
If you can't imagine dealing with the violent mexican drug cartel, this book will give you a look into their world. Jake Martin, an airline pilot, has inherited millions from his money laundering father. Problem is, he has to find it. Tuco Medrano is also looking for the money, he's a cartel enforcer.
A well written book that went with me everywhere! I had to keep reading to see what happens next. The storyline is chilling, both believable and unbelievable, the characters are great (whether you liked or hated them). There's lots of action and suspense. You gotta read it!
***I won this book on Goodreads as a first reads giveaway. This is my honest review.***