“Teran’s fast-paced prose reads like it was written for the big screen (Universal scooped up the film rights)… an intelligent page-turner.”
– Publishers Weekly
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.