When a Detroit factory owner moves south to Mexico, he finds the local mafia quick with the shakedown. The more he pays, the more they want. One setback after another leads him to one conclusion: the only way to win a war is to strike fear in the heart of the enemy.

When Motor City factory manager Ray Paulson’s company pulls up stakes, they give him the option of setting up a small plant in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. But things quickly go bad when the local mafia shows up and plays rough, demanding payments that soon become impossible to meet. And when Ray doesn’t pay up, the intimidation and threats begin. Before long, Ray has a factory to run, bills to meet, and no workers.

Ray hatches a plan: reverse immigration. There are hundreds of homeless camped out on the streets of San Diego—many of them ex-military. When Ray offers them work at an honest wage, as well as housing, enough of them jump at the chance that the factory is soon up and running again.

But it won’t be long before the mafia kingpin and his men come to deliver another beatdown. Only this time Ray’s army of homeless vets will stand beside him, ready to fight.

This is Mexico. There’s a price to doing business. And that price is going to be paid in blood.

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Mark Rogers is a writer and artist whose literary heroes include Charles Bukowski, Willy Vlautin, and Charles Portis. He lives in Baja California, Mexico with his Sinaloa-born wife, Sofia. His award-winning travel journalism for USA Today and other media outlets has brought him to 56 countries. His crime novels have been published in the U.S and UK. Uppercut, his memoir of moving to Mexico, is published by Cowboy Jamboree Press. NeoText publishes his Tijuana series and Gray Hunter series.