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 through the DEA. Even readers strange with the well-publicized occasions of the publication or of the darkish, lawless point that frequently ideas El Paso will locate themselves pulled alongside through the plot: brigands and intrigue bounce from nearly each web page, and the tale simply will get wilder the additional into it you venture."from an Amazon.com review
Four pages into this rollicking sturdy tale, the significant determine, Lee Chagra, comes alive: "[Lee] washed his morning cocaine down with robust espresso and remembered the time he had met Sinatra, how real he appeared." every thing you will have to understand and take into account approximately Chagrathe son of Syrian immigrants to Mexico and an lawyer who spun the area of dope-running, border-crossing, high-living outlaws alongside the El PasoJuarez border round his finger just like the gaudy jewelry he favoredcan 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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