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Border War

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Border War is atimely thriller about the struggles of US law enforcement officers on the Mexican border by TV broadcaster Lou Dobbs.

The border is a tough place to work, especially for FBI agent Tom Eriksen. With a history of violence, he cannot afford any on-duty screw-ups. So when an investigation ends in a bloody shootout and the shooting is deemed “questionable,” the bu
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Forge Books
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Tom Tischler
The border is a hard place to work especially for an FBI
agent. Tom Eriksen has a history of violence so the bureau
reassigns him to the Island of the Misfit Cops or those who
have screwed up enough to be dumped in El Paso TX. When his
partner is murdered Eriksen must solve the case and he must
wade through all sorts of corruption and betrayal to find the
truth. After he teams up with a gorgeous NSA agent Kat Gleason
his luck slowly changes as they begin to fit the pieces of the
puzzle together. The p
I really wanted to like this book. But it was just too much: too much name dropping, too much of everything but a cohesive plot. It was part expose' on Mexico politics, US law enforcement politics, Mexican drug lords, life at the border, US media and the politics thereof, etc. etc. etc. I kept loosing track of the story line and the characters involved and after a while, just didn't care.
Ray Gehrig
Fiction, but an accurate portrayal of what's going on at our southern border, in the American business community, and the real life problems faced by U.S. law enforcement. A good read. I highly recommend it.
Dec 24, 2014 Steve rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Steve by: Library
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Not what I thought it would be when I picked it up. An OK read, but nothing special.
Neil Plakcy
Excellent writing and characterization; great police procedures.
Ben Rand
Pretty good read.
Valerie Strand
I won a copy of this book as a first reads giveaway and am glad I did. Having lived in El Paso I was familiar with the areas in the book and the border problems that exist. This book does a good job of portraying what really is happening along our border with Mexico. There is certainly many characters in the book, but I did not have trouble keeping track. If you have any interest in how not secure our border really is, I suggest you read this.
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Louis Carl Dobbs is a CNN anchor and managing editor for Lou Dobbs Tonight. He is also an editorial columnist and syndicated radio show host. Lou Dobbs Tonight attracts CNN's third-largest audience after the "CNN Election Center" and Larry King Live, with about 800,000 viewers per night.
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