Johnny Rico's Border Crosser: One Gringo's Illicit Passage from Mexico PDF

By Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico is again. After risking his lifestyles as an Afghanistan stop-loss soldier, an event he defined within the cult phenomenon Blood Makes the Grass develop Green, he now dares to embed himself on either side of America’s most threatening household conflict–the warfare for and opposed to unlawful immigration–in a thrilling new workout in immersion journalism.

The gonzo author–part Hunter Thompson, half George Plimpton–explores a possible insoluble factor through getting his arms soiled and his boots at the flooring. As a “typically spoiled American” who doesn’t communicate a lick of Spanish, he's taking it upon himself to aim to go the Mexican border into the U.S. illegally.

Eager to inform the tale from all sides–or just to get reliable fabric for his book–Rico additionally travels treacherously with the Border Patrol, meets severe immigrant advocates who post maps for illegals, visits a modern day “underground railroad” in Texas, and hunts for miscreants with offended vigilantes.

In such sizzling spots because the Tecate Line, a forty-five-mile stretch of hills on California’s southern fringe, and Arizona’s Amnesty path, the only busiest a part of the U.S. border, Rico encounters Los Zetas, the paramilitatry staff that has taken over Mexico’s drug cartels, interviews the volunteer Minutemen, who think in an approaching and apocalyptic Mexican invasion, and attempts to recruit coyotes (human smugglers, frequently fortified by means of meth and cocaine).

In his heedless and brazenly opportunistic sort, Rico finds extra truths approximately this explosive topic than most standard newshounds may perhaps ever desire to. Border Crosser is one other knockout from this new-generation journalist, right away a involved citizen, brave undercover agent, and extraordinary author.

From the Hardcover edition.

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