Triple Crossing

  • by Sebastian Rotella
  • Narrated by Frankie J. Alvarez
  • 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A gritty, fast-paced thriller about the criminal underworld at work along both sides of the US-Mexico border and a young cop who goes undercover to bring it down.
Valentine Pescatore, a volatile rookie Border Patrol agent, is trying to survive the trenches of the Line in San Diego. He gets in trouble and finds himself recruited as an informant by Isabel Puente, a beautiful US agent investigating a powerful Mexican crime family.
As he infiltrates the Mafia, Pescatore falls in love with Puente, but he clashes with her ally, Leo Méndez, chief of a Tijuana anticorruption unit. Politically charged violence escalates, plunging Pescatore into the lawless “triple border” region of South America and a showdown full of bloodshed and betrayal.
Writing with rapid-fire intensity, Sebastian Rotella captures the despair and intrigue of the borderlands, where enforcing the law has become an act of subversion. Triple Crossing is an explosive and riveting debut.

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What the Critics Say

“Full of dangers, deep characters, and a story writ on a grand scale…This is an important piece of work from an author whose voice should be heard.” (Michael Connelly)

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Customer Reviews

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Unfulfilled Promise

This book had a shot at being terrific. Interesting concept, seedy initial location (US/Mexico border), exotic secondary location (middle of nowhere South America), money and drugs, power and its evil use, drug lords from every corner of the globe, honor and dishonor. Quite the concoction.

What was produced, however, was the literary equivalent of creating the Mona Lisa from a "paint by numbers" kit. The end result is okay, but the artistry necessary to lift the piece to the next level was completely absent.

This is a quick "read," a good story, is well narrated, and worth a listen. It certainly did not waste my time.

In the end, however, given the book's possibilities, I was left with the sense of underachievement. I really wanted it to find its legs and wow me. It just didn't.
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- Curt

Getback/U.S.-Mexico relations fiction

Loved the book and narrator. Had to go back couple of times because the names were difficult for me to comprehend .Once I did that - could not stop listening / felt the countries/corruption/fear/love/thoughts. Congrats author you
did it all.
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- Kadgee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.