Hot Country (Hardback)
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Short Description for Hot Country Features Christopher Marlowe Cobb (Kit), the swash-buckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent who travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country's civil war. Covering the war in enemy territory and sweltering heat, Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress, who is not as innocent as she seems.
- Published: 18 October 2012
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802120465 ISBN 10: 0802120466
- Sales rank: 786,280
Full description for Hot Country
In The Hot Country, Christopher Marlowe Cobb ("Kit"), the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country's civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta, El Chacal (The Jackal). Covering the war in enemy territory and sweltering heat, Cobb falls in love with Luisa, a young Mexican laundress, who is not as innocent as she seems. The intrepid war reporter soon witnesses a priest being shot. The bullet rebounds on the cross the holly man wears around his neck and leaves him unharmed. Cobb employs a young pickpocket to help him find out the identity of the sniper and, more importantly, why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from ammunition ships docked in the port. An exciting tale of intrigue and espionage, Butler's powerful crime-fiction debut is a thriller not to be missed.