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The Hot Country

The Hot Country

Author(s): Robert Olen Butler

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): 1910s

April 1914 and war correspondent Christopher Marlowe Kit Cobb arrives in Vera Cruz, Mexico, to cover the country’s civil war. A passionate believer in the power of a free press, Kit is no mere observer. He assumes a false identity to pursue German diplomat Friedrich von Mensinger en route to a meeting with revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, and Cobb soon finds himself up to his neck in political intrigue. Along the way he’s nearly shot by a mysterious sniper, joins forces with a double agent and falls in love with a headstrong young Mexican woman who may be mixed up in the revolutionary plot. An exciting tale of intrigue and espionage, Robert Olen Butler s powerful historical crime fiction debut is a thriller not to be missed.

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