Juarez: Seeds in the Desert is a timely, fast-paced thriller set in the corrupt and lawless boomtown along the US/Mexico frontier where a serial killer, or killers, has preyed on women for almost two decades. The murders continue today. Since 1990, over a thousand women have gone missing in Juarez. Matt, an American expat living in Mexico, is determined to keep his sister-in-law from becoming a statistic. In a race against time and a serial killer, he will face corrupt cops, drug cartels, the Mexican military, and even the US consulate to get her back. Intersecting the course of events of four characters in the space of 48 hours, the novel vacillates between Matt the hot-tempered American criminologist, Daniela the spirited victim, Fernandez the haggard Mexican police detective, and Poncho the privileged playboy with a taste for torture and murder. Juarez exposes the stark reality that, when it comes to the border, the line between good and evil is often blurred."
Anthony LaRose is a professor of criminology and an Air Force veteran who has lived and traveled throughout Latin America for the past 20 years. He has published over a dozen academic articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters in both English and Spanish, all of which have focused on crime and policing in Latin America or forensics. Even though Juarez: Seeds in the Desert is a work of fiction, all of the places, people, and events including the forensics are reality-based. His first novel-Cathedral of Salt-is a murder mystery set in the exotic locale of Zipaquira, Colombia. http: //tonytronic2000.wix.com/anthonylarose. He lives in Tampa, FL with his beloved dog Pumpkin. The author loves and responds to all feedback and can be reached at: email@example.com."