Deep White Cover
Copyright 2014-19 Joel W. Barrows
3:27 a.m., Wednesday, May 6th, along the Texas/Mexico border, southeast of Laredo.
It had been a long, grueling journey to get this far. And now, the harsh terrain of the South Texas desert lay before them. Still, Enrique Reynado-Pinales had to turn to his sister, Isabel, and smile. They had finally reached the Promised Land. They had reached El Norte.
But what Enrique doesn’t know is that a small band of men awaits their arrival, men with no intention of providing a warm welcome.
As America struggles to gain control of its borders, extremist anti-immigrant groups and white-supremacist hate-mongers have begun to combine resources, and ideologies. These new hybrids of hate pose a rising threat, not only to the country’s immigrants, but also to national security. Among the leaders of these groups is one man who reigns supreme: Royce Lundgren, the charismatic founder of the country’s most virulent anti-immigrant organization, The Nation.
Deep White Cover introduces Special Agent David Ward, ATF’s most successful undercover operative. Ward lives life on the razor’s edge. His work is his calling, and has already cost him a marriage and any semblance of a normal life. Still, he knows that there is real evil in world, truly bad people who need to be dealt with, and he has the skills and commitment to do something about them.
"In the real world, undercover work is a nasty, blood covered place. Barrows gets it right." -- Jay Dobyns, New York Times bestselling author and retired ATF Special Agent.
As good as any Baldacci" -- Roald Tweet, former co-host of WVIK podcast Scribble