Sunday, December 24, 2006

Holiday Reading: To Die in Chiapas


I love this book. Couldn't put it down. There's some breathless reading in To Die in Chiapas especially close to the end, and then I was sorry it was all over. Jack Davis has created wel rounded and believable characters, who move in a clearly painted landscape. Whether Davis takes you to New Orleans, Austin, TX or Chiapas, you're there with the characters. The author never comes in the way of the story. Local politics, international spies, a drug lord gone ape, relationships, love and friendship. It's all there. The thing I don't understand is why I haven't heard anything about this writer before. I sure hope to learn more about Sheriff Jason Lee Whitaker and his compadres in Jack Davis' next book.
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