"Together we'll establish a new nation, from which the children will never need to flee. May God bless us all."
Captain Jadon Green has been labeled the Border Butcher after a terrible tragedy between the US military and illegal immigrants forcing their way into the United States at the Mexico border wall.
Dishonorably discharged from the Army, newly divorced, and resigned to a life of misery and loneliness, Jadon is offered the chance to redeem himself in the eyes of the world and his family.
His new mission is to lead a Revolutionary Army and found Nueva Cordova, a Central American country from which no citizen will ever have to flee.
Aided by Professor Luis EscÁrcega—Cordova's only hope for rebirth—and his daughter Penelope, Jadon is on the brink of success when a bullet threatens to destroy it all.
Will Nueva Cordova become a reality?
"We were impressed with THE WALL . . . a fascinating and sophisticated blend of socioeconomic and humanitarian issues . . . "— BestThrillers.com
Army Capt. Jadon Green, the hero of this clunky, earnest mash-up of politics and espionage set in the near future from Takeshima (Fallout), is dubbed the Border Butcher after a standoff between U.S. troops and a throng of Central American immigrants at the U.S./Mexico border wall results in the massacre of more than 100 refugees. The public outcry leads to Green's court-martial and dishonorable discharge. Ten months later, Green's former commander gives him another chance to command an elite military unit in support of Operation Caravan, a top secret plan to help a group of revolutionaries overthrow the Central American republic of Cordova's corrupt dictator and build a new, democratic nation. The 20-day mission aims to effectively kill two birds with one stone by solving the immigrant crisis in the States and giving the Cordovans back their homeland. Meanwhile, an enterprising FBI agent, after uncovering the truth behind the tragedy at the border wall, sets out to clear Green's name. Slow, repetitive plotting and one-dimensional characters undermine the well-meaning scenario. Don Winslow this is not.