By Gary Cartwright
"Cartwright tells the tale of the Chagra brothers, Lee and Joe, as they get combined up with the drug-running group alongside the border and in brief order locate themselves hopelessly entangled in a internet forged via the DEA. Even readers surprising with the well-publicized occasions of the ebook or of the darkish, lawless point that frequently principles El Paso will locate themselves pulled alongside through the plot: brigands and intrigue bounce from nearly each web page, and the tale simply will get wilder the extra into it you venture."—from an Amazon.com review
Four pages into this rollicking stable tale, the vital determine, Lee Chagra, comes alive: "[Lee] washed his morning cocaine down with robust espresso and remembered the time he had met Sinatra, how real he appeared." every little thing you will need to understand and bear in mind approximately Chagra—the son of Syrian immigrants to Mexico and an lawyer who spun the realm of dope-running, border-crossing, high-living outlaws alongside the El Paso–Juarez border round his finger just like the gaudy jewelry he favored—can be smartly summarized in that one sentence. Chagra dies pages later, but he haunts the remainder of this cautionary story like a high-rolling specter.
Gary Cartwright is a long-respected, award-winning journalist and contributing editor to Texas Monthly journal. the writer of diverse books, he has contributed tales to such nationwide guides as Harper's, Life, and Esquire. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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