The birth of the Mexican drug trade begins with opium being smuggled
across the U.S. border, igniting an all-out battle with American law
enforcement in general and the Texas Rangers in particular.
The Present: Fifth
Generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and her lover Cort Wesley
Masters both survive terrifying gun battles. But this time, it turns
out, the actual targets were not them, but Mastersí teenage sons.
That sets Caitlin and Cort Wesley
off on a trail winding through the past and present with nothing less
than the future of the United States hanging in the balance. Along the
way they will confront terrible truths dating all the way back to the
Mexican Revolution and the dogged battle Caitlinís own grandfather and
great-grandfather fought against the first generation of Mexican drug
At the heart of the storm soon to
sweep away America as we know it, lies a mastermind whose abundant
power is equaled only by her thirst for vengeance. Ana Callas Guajardo,
the last surviving member of the family that founded the Mexican drug
trade, has dedicated all of her vast resources to a plot aimed at the
U.S.ís technological heart.
This time out, sabotage proves to
be as deadly a weapon as bombs in a battle Caitlin must win in
cyberspace as well. Her only chance to prevail is to short-circuit a
complex plan based as much on microchips as bullets. Because thereís a
strong rain coming and only Caitlin and Cort Wesley can stop the fall
before itís too late.