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Border Caper


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Border Caper by Ray Ordorica
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Murder at the border! Young women dead in the desert in New Mexico. Rico Morgan, a different type of private eye, and his Mexican pal Mole are suddenly targets for killers everywhere. Rico's girlfriend Sally, a concert violinist and covert NSA agent, wants to help but finds deadly danger in England. A half-naked girl on the highway is gunning for Rico. Can a Mexican drug lord help? What're the Chinese doing in Germany? What's that nasty blue liquid?The second Rico Morgan book, CARACAS CAPER, is out NOW! An Interview with Ray Ordorica: How long did it take you to write this? I wrote parts of it ten years ago. I wanted to get my fiction published, but along the way I had to do some other contracted writing. Before that as Senior Editor for DBI Books, I edited the work of other writers to pay the bills. When The Alaskan Retreater's Notebook came out the publisher expressed a strong interest in Border Caper, so I got it done. Research took the most time. I found out about self-publishing on Amazon, looked into it, and it made more sense to me than old-fashioned publishing. Amazon offers more benefits and far more control than conventional publishing, so here it is. Er...the names! Where'd you get the idea for those odd names? Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy, used many odd names over the years, like Rhodent, B.O. Plenty, Sam Catchem, and E. Kent Hardly. Even though Dick Tracy was a comic strip, the action was sometimes deadly, with bullets flyin'. It seemed like a good idea to copy Gould's lead to make sure I wasn't using anyone's real name. Don't forget Pussy Galore and Yurasis Dragon! Hence the extra disclaimer at the book front. Also, they're a lot of fun. This is, after all, fiction. You mention some big numbers for drugs coming in to the U.S. Are they real? Sadly, yes. The volume of drugs coming into the U.S. is staggering, as are the methods and personnel who bring it in. The mules are not always illegal border-crossers. 'Nuf sed. What about Mexicans walking into the U.S. across the border in New Mexico? Back a few years ago we used to hunt birds in the desert outside of Las Cruces near the border. It was common for us to offer water to the great many Mexicans who simply walked in across the desert. I'm sure that has not stopped. You don't spend a lot of pages on descriptions of clothes, food and the like. Nope! Some notable authors fill their books with page after page of what the scenes looked like, clothes details like colors, stripes, styles, haircuts, shoes, even the shoe's decorations, what they all had for dinner and even how they cooked it. I don't think my readers care a whole lot about what the people wore or what they ate, much less how they cooked it. That's nothing but filler material. By way of a good example, the Harry Potter books are entirely without filler or dead pages. J.K. Rowling knows her stuff. Like her, I prefer to stick to telling the story and keep the action content up. Without giving away any secrets, what about the advanced research discussed? The U.S., Russia, China, and undoubtedly other nations are in fact digging deep into the kinds of research mentioned in the book. Someday it'll help us all. Also, a new design of Mexican portable toilets is indeed in the news. Scary, eh? How'd you come up with the name Rico Morgan? As a kid I read many stories about the pirate Henry Morgan. I guess the name stuck with me, so my hero became Ricardo Henry Morgan, his first name making him somewhat more cosmopolitan in origin. What's next? Rico, Roxy and friends are on a quest in Venezuela that involves more scary stuff from today's news. Rico Morgan book 2, CARACAS CAPER, is out NOW!
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January 29th, 2019
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