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The Hot Country

Fiction: Mystery / Thriller / Suspense
Unabridged   10.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/02/2012

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The Hot Country

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611749571
Digital Download ISBN:9781611749588


From the Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award-winning Robert Olen Butler comes his very first crime novel, a sweeping saga of espionage, suspense, action, and love set in Mexico during the run up to World War I.

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Christopher Marlowe Cobb (“Kit”), the swashbuckling early 20th-century American newspaper war correspondent, travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that countrys civil war and the American invasion of Vera Cruz.

But covering the war in enemy territory and in sweltering heat isn’t enough of a challenge for Cobb. Soon, he’s falling in love with a young Mexican laundress, Luisa, who may not be as innocent as she seems, and he’s witnessing the inexplicable attempted sniper assassination of a priest (miraculously, the bullet rebounds off the cross around his neck, leaving him unharmed). Now Cobb is also trying to track down a sniper—and figure out why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from ammunition ships docked in the port.

An exciting tale of intrigue and espionage, Butlers powerful crime-fiction debut is a thriller not to be missed.


“Excitement and intrigue abound in this choice pick for public library audiobook collections and enthusiasts of mystery and suspense.”
      —Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Ray Chase’s characterization of journalist Christopher Marlowe Cobb sublimely captures his transition from war correspondent . . . to undercover operative.”

“Enjoyable novel that should attract devotees of espionage and historical fiction.”
      —Library Journal

“A fine stylist, Butler renders the time and place in perfect detail.”
      —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous novels and short story collections. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and has received two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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