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The Border Lords by T. Jefferson Parker
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Feb 08, 11

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In The Border Lands, T. Jefferson Parker blends morality and ambiguity along the frontier with complexity and aplomb. Although "the narrative trips into hallucinatory territory," notes the New York Times Book Review, the intertwined stories are nothing less than believable, based as they are on the all-too-real multibillion-dollar drug and firearms trade between the United States and Mexico. Parker's "propulsive but pitch-perfect works of social realism continue to chip away at the traditional boundaries between their genre and literary fiction," praises the Los Angeles Times. Although regarded as one of the masters of crime fiction, Parker and this series should appeal to all kinds of readers, particularly those interested in geopolitical relations and an exceptionally well-told story. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.
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