Finalist for the 2020 Edgar Award
for Best Fact Crime
"A guns-blazing account of a crime
that changed American law enforcement."
- Joseph Wambaugh
Finalist for the 2020 Hammett Prize
for literary excellence in crime writing
He watched her in the rising and falling glow of his cigarette and tried not to think about bleached bones and Mexican prisons and all the things that could go wrong smuggling twenty-five women and children across a homicidal desert."
– From “The Curve of the Earth”