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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 briefly order locate themselves hopelessly entangled in a web solid by way of the DEA. Even readers unexpected with the well-publicized occasions of the booklet or of the darkish, lawless element that regularly ideas El Paso will locate themselves pulled alongside by way of the plot: brigands and intrigue jump from nearly each web page, and the tale simply will get wilder the additional into it you venture."—from an review

Four pages into this rollicking strong 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 actual he appeared." every thing you have to to understand and bear in mind approximately Chagra—the son of Syrian immigrants to Mexico and an legal professional 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 earrings he favored—can be well 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 various books, he has contributed tales to such nationwide guides as Harper's, Life, and Esquire. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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