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In "The Hot Country," Christopher Marlowe Cobb ("Kit"), the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country's civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta, El Chacal (The Jackal). Covering the war in enemy territory and sweltering heat, Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress, who is not as innocent as she seems.
The intrepid war reporter soon witnesses a priest being shot. The bullet rebounds on the cross the holly man wears around his neck and leaves him unharmed. Cobb employs a young pickpocket to help him find out the identity of the sniper and, more importantly, why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from ammunition ships docked in the port.
An exciting tale of intrigue and espionage, Butler's powerful crime-fiction debut is a thriller not to be missed.
Title: The Hot Country A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller
Categories: Crime Fiction,
Publisher: NY, Mysterious Press: 2012
ISBN Number: 0802120466
ISBN Number 13: 9780802120465
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001243
Description: 326pp. 8vo. Signed on the title page by the author with a printed author's note laid-in which recounts the writing of this novel. Stated First Edition with a complete number line 10-1. Book is unread, clean, tight, bright, unmarked, and has its original price intact. Jacket is Brodart protected. Cobb's adventures in Mexico during the Spanish American War.