The Trail of a Rattler

by Garcia, Elizabeth A.


The time is September of 2008. The place is Ojinaga, Mexico. Observing the peaceful beauty and outward normalcy of the pueblo, you could not tell that bad things are happening. Capitán Benito Escalante is called home from a weekend visit in Texas because of two unusually brutal murders. One perpetrator, a gringo covered in his victim’s blood, is behind bars. The other is, for now, still in the wind.

Who is the woman claiming to be the gringo prisoner’s friend? What do a box containing a fifty-year-old mystery, a man with “eyes like a cat,” and a homeless boy with a sobering secret, have to do with the murders? What does the blind curandera know? Capitán Escalante invites you to ride, run, and walk along with him as he tries to figure it out.

This tale of intrigue and adventure will force you to turn pages until all questions are answered. When el Capitán rests, you can rest and take a breather in the shade on the plaza. But not for long...


CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 406 pages

Available in trade paper


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