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A gritty, fast-paced thriller about the criminal underworld at work along both sides of the US-Mexico border and a young cop who goes undercover to bring it down.
Valentine Pescatore, a volatile rookie Border Patrol agent, is trying to survive the trenches of the Line in San Diego. He gets in trouble and finds himself recruited as an informant by Isabel Puente, a beautiful US agent investigating a powerful Mexican crime family.
As he infiltrates the mafia, Pescatore falls in love with Puente, but he clashes with her ally, Leo Mendez, chief of a Tijuana anticorruption unit. Politically charged violence escalates, plunging Pescatore into the lawless ''triple border'' region of South America and a showdown full of bloodshed and betrayal.
Writing with rapid-fire intensity, Sebastian Rotella captures the despair and intrigue of the borderlands, where enforcing the law has become an act of subversion. Triple Crossing is an explosive and riveting debut.
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SEBASTIAN ROTELLA is an author and award-winning senior reporter for Propublica, an independent organization dedicated to investigative journalism. He covers issues such as international terrorism, organized crime, homeland security, and immigration. Previously, he worked for twenty-three years for the Los Angeles Times, serving as bureau chief in Paris and Buenos Aires and covering the Mexican border. He was a Pulitzer finalist in international reporting in 2006. He is the author of Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the US-Mexico Border, which was named a New York Times Notable Book in 1998.Review:
Praise for Sebastian Rotella's Twilight on the Line:
''In Twilight on the Line Sebastian Rotella shows how the best journalism can be as entertaining and urgent as the best fiction. From assassins to underdog heroes, the wonderful atmosphere, gripping detail, and telling insight of this book make it an engrossing, fascinating read. Rotella is an A-list journalist with a storyteller's heart.'' -- Michael Connelly
''Sebastian Rotella's passionate reporting on the street kids of San Diego led me to write 'Balboa Park.' His Twilight On the Line makes clear just what's at stake on our nation's southern frontier.'' --Bruce Springsteen
Praise for TRIPLE CROSSING:
''There have been many south-of-the-border/drug war novels, but this is the best one I've come across by a mile.'' --George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author
''Reporter Rotella takes up crime fiction with energy and righteous indignation, plunging readers into the surreal three-ring circus along the border between Tijuana and San Diego . . . A strongly choreographed, authentically detailed, and sharply funny tale of cultural complexity and raging global criminality.'' --Booklist
''Journalist Rotella explores the hot-button issue of immigration with its political, social, and emotional ramifications in his superb fiction debut . . . Unflinching views of a double agent's harrowing life, a violence-drenched Mexican jail, and the wild border areas complement the provocative plot.'' --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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