Monday, November 28, 2011

Pg. 69: Craig McDonald's "El Gavilan"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: El Gavilan by Craig McDonald.

About the book, from the publisher:
The news is full of it: escalating tensions from illegal immigration; headless bodies hanging off bridges and bounties placed on lawmen on both sides of the border. New Austin, Ohio, is a town grappling with waves of undocumented workers who exert tremendous pressure on schools, police and city services. In the midst of the turmoil, three very different kinds of cops scramble to maintain control and impose order.

But the rape-murder of a Mexican-American woman triggers a brutal chain of events that threatens to leave no survivors. El Gavilan is a novel of shifting alliances and whiplash switchbacks. Families are divided and careers and lives threatened. Friendships and ideals are tested and budding love affairs challenged. With its topical themes, shades-of- gray characters and dark canvas, El Gavilan is a novel for our charged times.
Learn more about the book and author at Craig McDonald's website and blog.

McDonald's previous books include four novels in the Hector Lassiter series.

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The Page 69 Test: El Gavilan.

--Marshal Zeringue