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In Across Borders, Lawson Caine, an eight year veteran of the Border Patrol, is stationed in Presidio Texas with legendary lawman Capt. James Garrett. Lawson, who is from a long linage of lawmen, has gained the respect and reverence from his team, Dale Chanson, Terry Bennet, and the crazy member, Alex Sweeny. Together as a team their mission is to protect the US by patrolling the borders of Mexico for illegal aliens and the never ending drug trade.
James Garrett, who goes by the name Cap, has trained many young rookies from the academy and served as a father figure before turning them over to other stations within the four states that border Mexico. Their greatest task and personal vendetta is to capture a famous smuggling lord who is barbaric and callous leaving many Mexicans to die in the rugged terrain of West Texas. Over the last few years Lawson and Sweeny have built a brotherhood and together they work through the struggle of Sweeny becoming a widower and raising his eight year old daughter all while keeping a guarded eye on the border.
Lawson never expected anything to come between his dedication with the Border Patrol and his brotherhood with Sweeny until he meets local pharmacy owner, Lia Gonzales. Against her father’s wishes and the dissension she causes with her family Lia continues to see Lawson not realizing the inevitable consequences. Love blind, Lawson leads his team into a dangerous situation with Lia’s brother, who works for the smuggling lord, and loses more than his relationship with Lia.
Will Lawson see the mistake he is making by continuing a relationship with Lia? Will Lia defy her father and keep a deep and passionate relationship with the Border Patrol Agent? In this story of protecting others on the border and the heartache of relationships you will find yourself in the lives of those who have sworn to uphold the law, no matter the cost.
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Primary BISAC Category: FIC031010
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Secondary BISAC Category: FIC056000
FICTION / Hispanic & Latino
Print ISBN-13: 9781944066062
Print ISBN-10: 1944066063
eBook ISBN: 9781310951503
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About Author Lee DuCote
Lee DuCote has traveled throughout the world, researching cultures, people, and historical accounts to create his stories. A native of Louisiana, he writes to give hope and encouragement to others, as well as to entertain and spark the imagination.
Lee lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife, family, and pet raccoon. Lee is also the author of Fields of Alicia and is currently working on a number of other book projects.
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