This Side of Night

This Side of Night

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"In the Mexican borderlands, a busload of student protesters is gunned down in broad daylight, a violent act blamed on the Nemesio cartel. But its aging leader, Fox Uno, sees the attack for what it is: another salvo in the long-running battle for control of Nemesio itself; perhaps by a rival cartel, or maybe someone closer to home. Across the Rio Grande, Sheriff Chris Cherry and his deputies America Reynosa and Danny Ford find themselves caught in Fox Uno's escalating war with the recent discovery of five dead men at the river's edge. But when El Paso DEA agent Joe Garrison's own Nemesio investigation leads him into the heart of the Big Bend, he's not ready to accept the cartel leader's retreat or defeat. Not only does he suspect a high-profile drug task force in a neighboring county is corrupt, he can't shake lingering doubts about the loyalty and motives of the young deputy, Ame Reynosa. And he won't let Sheriff Cherry ignore them either. In this pitiless land it's kill or be killed, where everyone will make one final bloody stand to decide the fate of Nemesio, the law in the Big Bend, and most of all, the future of America Reynosa."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780735212916
Branch Call Number: F SCOTT, J
Characteristics: 454 pages ; 24 cm


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PimaLib_SWBooks Jan 03, 2020

Violence erupts on the Rio Grande when law enforcement collides with a vicious drug cartel in J. Todd Scott’s most recent outing, the third in his series featuring the sheriff’s department of Big Bend County. Fox Uno, leader of the infamous Nemesio cartel and uncle of Deputy Sheriff America Reynosa, arrives at her door after a botched coup and attempt on his life, while Deputy Danny Ford deals with five bodies found marinating in the river used by drug mules as a heroin highway. A bloody massacre of student activists in Chihuahua and the turncoat perfidy of a bent narcotics unit deputy add to the confusion that leads, inevitably, to bullets flying in a bloody showdown with badges flashing on both sides of the gunfire and a body count equaling the casings. With his soulless cartel, flawed heroes and memorable dialogue, Scott’s edge-of-your-seat delivery keeps the pages turning. His *High White Sun* was a *Southwest Books of the Year* pick in 2018. - Vicki Ann Duraine, Southwest Books of the Year 2019, Pima County Public Library

Dec 12, 2019

Good story, great writing, but much too long.


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