Mexico, 1910. At the Mexican-American border, the landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons, an easy sell to those financing a bloodletting.
But Rawbone's plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself in the hands of the Bureau of Investigation. He is offered a chance for immunity, but only if he agrees to proceed with his scheme to deliver the truck and its goods to the Mexican oil fields - all the while being under the command of agent John Lourdes. Unbeknownst to Rawbone, the agent happens to be the son he abandoned decades earlier, a truth only the agent knows. As they work to expose the criminal network at the core of the revolution, it is clear their journey into the tarred desert is a push toward a certain ruin, and the agent's secret may determine their fates.
Set against a backdrop of intrigue and corruption, The Creed of Violence is a saga about the scars of abandonment, the greed of war, and America's history of foreign intervention for the sake of oil.
THE CREED OF VIOLENCE centers on a criminal and murderer who is offered a chance at immunity if he drives a truckload of weapons to the oil fields of Mexico to help bring down a criminal network. He is to be under the command and control of an agent of the Bureau. The agent is his son. The criminal has no idea the agent is his son, as he had abandoned his family when the agent was a boy. The agent knows this is his father, but no one else does, not even the Bureau. What neither man realizes is the utterly profound and potentially devastiting effect this experience is going to have on both their lives.
The details, the background, the places, incidents, and particular events are based on historical fact and some are so unusual and offbeat they push the borders of credulity.
The time is 1910 - The Mexican Revolution. The lead up to an American intervention in the war. And that is what this book is also about - war and Amercian intervention. Were the causes for intervention real or created? The issue of illegal immigration from Mexico - private security firms in a war zone, the fight for oil, the rising power of the oil companies and the price of gasoline which doubled during the conflict. The books means to draw timely parallels between that war and the war in Iraq.
Two men and a truckload of weapons moving through a violent, dangerous and sometimes surreal series of landscapes, challenges and characters. It is rich in drama, passion and pace; in part a post modern BLOOD MERIDIAN, part famous French film THE WAGES OF FEAR, there are episodes that could be right out of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA or a Sergio Leone type epic.
Boston Teran is the acclaimed author of four novels, including the cult classic God is a Bullet, which was an Edgar Award nominee for Best First Novel. Published around the world, Teran has won such far-reaching awards as the International Impact Award of Dublin for Best Novel and the John Creasy Award in England. He lives in Southern California.
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