The first Brinker novel. The violent end of his Border Patrol days, and a murder case that awakens those memories.
Brinker says "no" to someone who needs him, and comes to regret his decision when she is killed in Mexico.
Someone is killing immigration lawyer Carla Baca's clients. She calls Brinker to Los Angeles for help.
The many faces of the first Brinker novel... and one that almost misfired. Hint: the picture on the left has nothing to do with Southern Arizona, where the story takes place. Read.
Jim's favorite mystery conference, held at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California. Great for aspiring writers! Details.
Ross Macdonald, who set the standard... and made it look easy. (It isn't.) "The Underground Man" was the first crime novel Jim read. Read critical praise for Macdonald's gifts.
Brinker and Gabriela Corona often sit on her balcony in Marina del Rey, watching the planes at LAX come and go.
Here's the pilot's eye view, speeded up. Nothing to do with the books, but great sight and sound.
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Great stuff, guys.