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Arizona shares nearly 400 miles of international border with Mexico, 36 of which are completely unfortified. On one side lies desperation; on the other, opportunity. Tens of thousands of undocumented aliens pass through these 36 miles every year, only to find one of the harshest and most inhospitable deserts on the planet waiting for them. Hundreds die walking, casualties of the merciless sun, their bodies never to be identified. Others simply set out across the red Sonoran sands and vanish into thin air, as though they never existed at all.

Special Agent Lukas Walker is assigned to investigate a murder, the only evidence of which is a twenty-foot design painted on a rock formation in the victim’s blood. He quickly learns that if the heat doesn’t get you…The Coyote will.

Includes a free bonus novella: The Calm Before the Swarm.

©2013-2014 Michael McBride (P)2014 Michael McBride

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Hillerman meets Castenada meets Chandler

Not bad. Tony Hillerman meets Carlos Castenada meets Raymond Chandler. The narrator takes too many breaths and pauses at awkward spots through the first half of the book. He either gets better, or I got used to him in the second half.