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Border War

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Border War is a timely 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 b
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by Forge Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Jun 13, 2014 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-thriller
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.
Tom Tischler
Jun 04, 2014 Tom Tischler rated it really liked it
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
Don Best
Apr 21, 2015 Don Best rated it really liked it
When I saw one of the authors was Lou Dobbs, a Fox network commentator/host, I wondered what was the book like? Not to take away from the co-author Born but TV means exposure and Fox even more so. Pick sides...negative or positive as there is little middle ground. Surprisingly it turned out to be a page turner after starting out a little to predictable. Ended up finishing it at 2 AM last night. Always a good sign. I did get a little tired of the news commentator character always being preachy ab ...more
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.
Ray Gehrig
Oct 05, 2014 Ray Gehrig rated it really liked it
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 06, 2014 Jane rated it did not like it
should have been interesting, but reads like a bad lifetime movie-of-the-week treatment: superficial characterizations and immature writing style.
Dec 01, 2015 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2015-new
Thomas Dale
Mar 02, 2016 Thomas Dale rated it liked it
Looked to get more out of this book. And it is written, I found it difficult to read.
May 12, 2014 Rosemary rated it really liked it
Interesting. Jumps around from character and locations.
Feb 13, 2016 Laraine rated it it was ok
I didn't really like this book very much. I thought it was an okay read at best. Would rate it a 2 1/2-3 star read. Better off reading "The Cartel" by Don Winslow.
Larry Gundy
Jul 23, 2014 Larry Gundy rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2014 Steve rated it it was ok
Recommended to Steve by: Library
Shelves: library, thriller
Not what I thought it would be when I picked it up. An OK read, but nothing special.
Jan 26, 2015 Rick added it
Neil Plakcy
May 09, 2014 Neil Plakcy rated it it was amazing
Excellent writing and characterization; great police procedures.
Rev. Rocky
Very good book I like it and like Lou Dobbs on Fox News
Ben Rand
Jun 23, 2014 Ben Rand rated it liked it
Shelves: murder-thriller
Pretty good read.
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Lou Dobbs is an American television personality, author, and radio host. Dobbs joined the FOX Business Network in November of 2010. He is the host of Lou Dobbs Tonight, a primetime program featuring a breakdown of the day's top stories and how they impact the economy. He had previously anchored Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN until November 2009 . For his reporting, he has won the Emmy, Peabody, and Cabl ...more
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