Tequila SunsetBook - 2013
Shortlisted for the Golden Dagger Award 2013.
Praise for Tequila Sunset :
"Haunting . . . recalls the best of James M. Cain."-- The Financial Times
"A fascinating, tense, and engaging read that draws you into the lives of the characters with consummate ease until you reluctantly turn that final page."-- Crimesquad
Praise for The Dead Women of Juárez :
"A beautiful, compassionate, gruelling novel, as ferocious to read as it is soul-wrenching. . . . This book will haunt you for a long, long time."--Ken Bruen
"[The] book roars into gear as a bluntly forceful hard-boiled thriller that also manages to address, movingly and respectfully, it's troubling subject matter."-- Publishers Weekly
El Paso, Texas. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Two cities. Different sides of the border.
They share streets. They share families.
But most of all they share crime.
And one gang rules over it all: Los Aztecas.
In Tequila Sunset , three people are confronted by Los Aztecas's ruthless power: a reluctant gang member, an El Paso police officer, and a Mexican federal agent. As their paths cross with the gang and each other, they all become involved in a complex struggle between law and crime, violence and order, and ultimately, life and death.
Sam Hawken was born in Texas and now lives in Maryland. His first book, The Dead Women of Juárez , also set on the US-Mexico border, was shortlisted for the 2011 Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger, a prize for the best debut crime novel of the year.