Readers ‘taken’ on wild ride in crime novel series
Published 02/18/2012, Cox Newspapers
In “Taken,” his 15th book featuring the duo, we find that for the first time, the two friends are sharing equal billing. As the story begins, Jack Berman and his girlfriend, Krista Morales, are out in the southern desert in the middle of the night. There, they encounter groups of people. There is a swirl of confusing action during this scene along the Mexican border. When the smoke clears, Jack and Krista are gone. They have been taken by a gang of bajadores — bandits — who prey upon the human traffic of illegal border crossers in this regionWord count: 508
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