|About the Book|
Dr. Stefan Kershoff is an economics professor at the University of New Mexico with a passion for the study of racism, eugenics, and genocide...all of mankinds ugly past. Hes understandably surprised when - during a casual conversation with one ofMoreDr. Stefan Kershoff is an economics professor at the University of New Mexico with a passion for the study of racism, eugenics, and genocide...all of mankinds ugly past. Hes understandably surprised when - during a casual conversation with one of his favorite students he learns that she and her husband are involved in the furtive business of smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States from Mexico. Their amicable conversations regarding the potential for danger - more notably the history of anti-immigrant and Hispanic hate groups - quickly become urgent discourse when an anonymous killer begins targeting Latino laborers in their south valley neighborhood. The intricate smuggling plan has been hatched and orchestrated by a likeable young rogue named Harold Mickey McAllister. Mickeys interest is purely mercenary- he is burdened neither by conscience, nor concern for the law, nor compassion for his impoverished clientele. But all of that changes when he falls in love with a beautiful young immigrant girl brought to the U. S. by an aunt trying to escape an oppressive life in the brothels of Acapulco. The hostility flaring up within his community causes him to re-examine his priorities. When he begins to fear that she is directly in the line of fire, his values come into focus, and he springs into action. The story takes place in late summer of 1986 as the escalating problem of illegal immigration is approaching crisis level. Congress is debating the Mazzoli-Simpson Immigration Reform Act which will grant amnesty to an estimated three million illegals while opposition hate groups are beginning to appear in frightening numbers. Its in this turbulent social climate that Mickey and his friends embark on their perilous enterprise. The explosive climax is a virtual sub-plot to the emotional and moral roller-coaster of simple people grappling with bigger-than-life issues.