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ISBN-10: 0008245576

ISBN-13: 9780008245573

ISBN-10: 0812989600

ISBN-13: 9780812989601

The dramatic actual tale of 2 brothers residing parallel lives on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border—and how their lives converged in an enormous felony conspiracy

José and Miguel Treviño have been bonded through blood and a shared imaginative and prescient of a higher lifestyles. yet they selected diverse paths that may finish on the similar violent crossroads—with significant aid from the FBI and an enigmatic, all-American snitch.

José was once a loyal relations guy who minimize no corners in his pursuit of the yankee dream. Born in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border city on a very important smuggling direction, José was once certainly one of 13 young ones raised via a hardworking ranch hand. He grew up loving the sprawling geographical region and its difficult, speedy zone horses, yet looking for chance he crossed the border into Texas to seem for paintings as a bricklayer. He stored his nostril fresh. He stayed out of trouble.

again in Mexico, José’s more youthful brother Miguel was once top a distinct existence. whereas José struggled to make ends meet, Miguel ascended to the pinnacle ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel—his crimes had turn into the stuff of legend and delusion on either side of the border. He used to be acknowledged to have burned opponents alive, murdered Mexican and American legislations enforcement officials, and introduced grenades at a U.S. consulate. 

José, married with young ones and now a U.S. citizen, gave each indication of rejecting his brother’s felony way of life. Then in the future he confirmed up at a quarter-horse public sale and bid with reference to 1000000 funds for a horse—the biggest quantity ever paid for 1 / 4 horse at an public sale. the standard bricklayer quick grew to become a tremendous participant within the quarter-horse racing scene that thrived within the American Southwest and Mexico. That stuck the eye of an keen younger FBI agent named Scott Lawson. He enlisted Tyler Graham, an American rancher who might ultimately breed José’s champion horse—nicknamed Bones—to aid the FBI infiltrate what used to be revealing itself to be a massive money-laundering operation, with the last word aim of shooting the notorious Miguel Treviño.

Joe Tone’s riveting, exquisitely layered crime narrative, set opposed to the high-stakes global of horse racing, is an intimate tale approximately family members, loyalty, and the tragic expenses of a failed drug struggle. Compelling and complicated, Bones sheds mild at the perilous lives of yank ranchers, the morally doubtful equipment of drug and border enforcement, and how greed and worry mingle with race, type, and violence alongside America’s tremendous Southwestern border. 

Praise for Bones

“The true-life story of the Zetas’ foray into area horses is masterfully stated. . . . [a] finely-painted forged of characters . . . Tone weaves the threads including skillful pacing and sharp prose, marking him as an incredible new expertise in narrative nonfiction. . . . Tone provides a few vibrant info [and] digs deep into the colourful international of quarter-horse racing.”The ny instances booklet Review

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