Delta Tango Trilogy Book One: Fleeing the Past explores life in the U.S. Border Patrol through the experiences of Layne Sheppard, a man striving to prove that his failures are in the past.
Fleeing the Past is part of the Delta Tango Trilogy by Christopher LaGrone that follows Layne from the day he applies to join the U.S. Border Patrol through the rigors of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (known as the Border Patrol Academy). In Fleeing the Past, as Layne seeks self-respect and self-confidence, he endures the boot camp-like ordeal of the Border Patrol Academy in sweltering New Mexico—punishing long-distance runs and debilitating hand-to-hand combat. During precious free time he meets Felina Camarena Rivera. Both keep personal secrets and pursue plans for escaping them—plans they also keep to themselves, even as their attraction for each other deepens.