A deathbed request from his mother propels Wester out of his hard-scrabble surroundings in Port-au-Prince to the crime-ridden streets of Tijuana, the last place his sister Roseline was seen. Tijuana is hardly welcoming – an influx of 3,000 asylum seekers from Haiti, blocked from entering the United States, creates turmoil and suspicion among many of the local Mexicans. For every ally Wester makes in his search, there’s an enemy who wants to take him down.

Still, one clue after another leads him toward Roseline. Toward the hope that they can meet, be the family he never had, make their way across the border to the U.S., and build a new life. Simple, right? But soon he finds himself in over his head, accused of the most appalling crimes.

Wester’s desire for a family will be met—but not in any way he could have imagined.

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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.