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by Martha Egan
Nena Herrara-Casey is the coyota, the youngest in her large extended Mexican-American family. Her life in Albuquerque seems placid enough. She teaches Spanish part time at the University and sells handicrafts imported from south of the border at the flea market.
But Nena has nightmares—vivid, chilling, violent, and recurring.When she overhears two Drug Enforce-ment Agents' whispered conversation, she becomes unwittingly entangled in a mysterious "accident", a fiery plane crash that kills a former student. Was the conversation she overheard actually the plot to murder him?
Nena leaves for a vacation in Mexico designed to calm her fears and introduce Cal, her new lover, to the delights of a country dear to her. But Cal is monolingual and narrow minded. His misunder-standings of Mexican culture provide a comic view of the clueless Gringo.
As Nena's vacation becomes an ordeal, rogue DEA agents conspire to set her up on bogus drug charges. The suspense tightens while her worst nightmare stalks her through the Mexican desert.
[INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR]
[THE MEXICAN MAGICAL MYSTERY BOOK TOUR]
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-097558812-3 $21.00
Paperback: ISBN: 978-097558813-0 $12.00
Publisher: Papalote Press (October 1, 2007)
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