An ex-U.S. agent is drawn into a deadly manhunt when one of the world's most dangerous terrorists is identified as his childhood best friend.
Valentine Pescatore has put a hazardous life in US law enforcement behind him, and started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. But dangers have followed him from home.
Soon after a chance encounter with his long-lost friend Raymond - a charismatic, troubled man who's recently converted to Islam - a terrorist attack kills hundreds. Suspicion falls on Raymond... putting Pescatore in the frame too.
Angry and betrayed, Pescatore joins forces with a beautiful French agent to clear his name by tracking his old friend down. But is Raymond a terrorist, a spy or a gangster? Is he truly lost, or can Pescatore rescue him from the deadly path he's travelling on?
From the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris to the battlegrounds of Baghdad, Pescatore finds himself caught in a global conspiracy, in a race against time to prevent another atrocity.
Praise for TRIPLE CROSSING - .
An astonishingly impressive debut from an investigative journalist with a sharp eye for the duplicity that stalks the border between the U.S. and Mexico... a taut, lean and satisfying thriller that lingers in your mind long after you've finished it. - Daily Mail
Rotella is an expert on the vicious anarchy of Mexican crime and politics... His balance of intimate storytelling and operatic scale is stunning. - Daily Telegraph
One of the most accomplished first novels I have ever read... full of dangers, deep characters and a story writ on a grand scale... an important piece of work from an author whose voice should be heard
Employs a journalist's sharp eye and a novelist's deft touch to give us a rich portrait of the sights, smells, sounds, beauties and dangers of life south of the border...honest and engrossing - Washington Post
A fast-paced thriller that rings true to the real story behind the political posturing over the drug war, illegal immigration and border security. - Kirkus Reviews
Sebastian Rotella is an author and award-winning senior reporter for Propublica, covering issues including international terrorism, organized crime, homeland security and immigration. Previously he spent 23 years working for the Los Angeles Times. He was a Pulitzer finalist in international reporting in 2006. He is also the author of Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border.