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Iron River came out early this year, to smashing
reviews and I've been getting plenty of mail about that book
because it's a controversial story. You may or may not know
that "Iron River" is slang for the illegal gun trade along
the U.S./Mexico border -- iron is the guns, and river is the
flow south. If this sounds like something straight out of
the news, it is. Iron River deals with the brutal
cartel narcos who are establishing smuggling routes into the
United States, where most of their marijuana, heroin,
cocaine and methamphetamine is consumed.
these extreme bad guys is the job of Charlie Hood, who you
might know from L.A. Outlaws and The Renegades.
He's an earnest young Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy who is
recruited to join an ATF task force trying to stem the flow
of guns along the Iron River. When the task force goes up
against the narcos, look out for epic trouble.
Epic trouble will continue for Charlie in The Border
Lords, which will hit the bookstores January 11th of
2011. That's right around the corner! More on that later,
but let me assure you that it's one hair-raising story.
Well, fall has fallen and the kids are back in school and
the sun isn't getting up quite so early anymore. This writer
plods out to his office every morning to check in on Charlie
and create stories in which good and evil compete daily in
the affairs of humankind. It's an entertaining way to see
the world, don't you think?
T Jefferson Parker
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