A visceral, acid-soaked trip through Mexico's many underworlds: a debut novel by a crime writer of poetic genius.
'Terrifying, riveting, realistic ... this is the wired fevered enthralling Mexico City I live in' Francisco Goldman, author of SAY HER NAME
'A must-read for those who were glued to Narcos and Sicario' Dead Good (Debut crime novels to watch out for in 2019)
NOBODY ASKED US TO LOOK. EVERY DAY, EVER SINCE, I STILL WISH WE HADN'T...
Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of sifting the dregs of Mexico's drug war: from cartel massacres to corrupt politicians, they think they've seen it all.
But when they find a body even the police are too scared to look at, what started out as just another reportage becomes the sort of story all reporters dream of...
...until Carlos pushes for answers too fast, and winds up murdered, leaving Andrew grief-stricken and flailing for answers, justice, and revenge.
Caught in a web of dirty money that stretches from the boardrooms of the United States to the death squads of El Salvador, Andrew must decide whether to save himself - or find out who killed the man he loves, and destroyed the only home he's ever known.
A tough and uncompromising debut - you'll be glad you read it. - Lee Child
Feverish, lyrical and gripping from beginning to end the Irish writer's crime novel is both a searing indictment of corruption and murder in Mexico and a darkly moving gay love story. - Independent (30 best books for summer 2019)
A hilarious, gripping, poetic off-the-wall crime story set in a delirious Mexican underworld that William Burroughs, Sam Peckinpah & Hunter Thompson would have recognised. - Adrian McKinty, author of THE CHAIN
Imagine Narcos crossed with Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas crossed with Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye... Brilliant' - Paul Murray, author of SKIPPY DIES and THE MARK AND THE VOID
TIM MACGABHANN was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and began his writing career as a music journalist while studying English Literature and French at Trinity College, Dublin.
Since 2013, he has reported from all over Latin America for outlets including Esquire, Thomson Reuters, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post.
His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry has appeared in Gorse, The Stinging Fly, and Washington Square, and he holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
He lives in Mexico City.