The Creed of Violence-Boston Teran

The Creed of Violence

Boston Teran

Counterpoint, Nov 2009, $25.00

ISBN: 9781582435251

 

In 1910 Rawbone has no conscience when it comes to thieving and even killing.  He never looks back until he is caught stealing guns and ammo heading to Mexico as a revolt has broken out south of the border.  His lawyer arranges a deal with the Bureau of Investigations.  In exchange for immunity from the law, he sets a con to capture some big time felons making a fortune illegally.

 

Assigned to accompany Rawbone is Agent John Lourdes, a straight shooter who adheres to the letter of the law.  Rawbone and Lourdes know each other having met before, but only one of them is aware of their true relationship; even the Bureau of Investigation is ignorant.  As they journey through killing fields of smugglers, the pair tries to ignore their loathing of the other as survival one day at a time is all that matters.

 

This is an engaging historical thriller starring a father and son team who simply detest one another although one remains ignorant as to their blood relationship with the son being the total opposite of the father.  The story line is fast-paced as the exhilarating adventures out-race the DNA gimmick.  Boston Teran paints a timely picture of the Tex-Mex border circa 1910 that easily could be circa 2010 with the triangular trade of guns, drugs, and people.

 

Harriet Klausner

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