The Hot Country

The Hot Country

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Christopher Marlowe ("Kit") Cobb, an early 20th-century American war correspondent reporting on Mexico's civil war, witnesses the attempted assassination of a priest and the arrival of strange ships bearing German officials.

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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.

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.


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& Taylor

While covering the Mexican civil war in the spring of 1914, a newspaper correspondent, Kit, falls in love with a young laundress and enlists the help of a pickpocket to determine who attempted to shoot a priest.
While covering the Mexican civil war, a newspaper correspondent, Kit, falls in love with a young laundress and enlists the help of a pickpocket to determine who shot a priest in this crime-fiction debut from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Hell.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802120465
0802120466
Branch Call Number: Fiction Butler
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 24 cm

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