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The Reaper's Line. Life And Death On The Mexican Border. LEE MORGAN II

The Reaper's Line. Life And Death On The Mexican Border.


Other works by LEE MORGAN II

Publication: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2006, Tucson

First edition. Thick 8vo. Signed by the author. Black paper over boards, gold stamping on spine, 525 pp., frontis., prologue, author's note. A true story of violence, drugs, human smuggling, and dirty politics along the Mexican-American border. The author, a retired U. S. Customs Service Special Agent, is a Douglas, Arizona, resident. Having enjoyed serving inVietnam, Morgan sought similar adventure in the Border Patrol and the Custom Service's drug enforcement service. Working mostly in Arizona, he found corrupt officials and Border Patrolmen cooperating with corrupt Mexican officials, police and soldiers to transport drugs and people into the U.S. Still, he and fellow officers intercepted countless shipments, which the author recounts in excessive but lively rounds of shootouts, car chases and murder. Reforms that created the Department of Homeland Security and shifted antidrug enforcement to the Border Patrol are disastrous, he asserts, because the patrol is hopelessly corrupt. Morgan now lives with a Mexican bounty on his head. A timely and fascinating story about our present-day border conflict from a man who served as a special agent there. As new in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 49759