Border DogsBook - 2002
U.S. border patrolman James Reese works in the desert, pursuing Mexicans attempting to cross. HIs job is to detain the illegals and throw them back. James and his partner patrol the line on horseback, using night-vision goggles. They are armed but rarely draw their weapons. James's adoptive father was a lawman, too, before he retired to grow flowers. His biological father died in a California prison. Half Hispanic himself, James married into a Mexican-Ameican family but feels oddly estranged. Memories of his first family dog his life. When word comes that his mother has died, the past comes rushing forward into his present. In pursuing answers about his earlier life, James uncovers a question he hadn't expected -- who killed the woman his father was convicted of murdering?
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, c2002.