Thrown into the fire.

Miguel is a young Mexican, aimless and drug-addicted.

When his sister Rosa is seized by a corrupt businessman, instead of fighting for her return, Miguel fights to preserve his own life and flees.

Hunted, he runs the gauntlet from Tijuana to the falsity of Hollywood, and then into the U.S. military to serve in Iraq.

Once again into the fire.

This time, Miguel comes out hardened by the flames.

Ready to do battle.

Fists clenched, ready to wage war for his familia.

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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.