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The Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller series

The Hot Country Robert Olen Butler

The Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller series

The Hot Country
Robert Olen Butler


Paperback | Mar 2015 | No Exit Press | 9781843445630 | 352pp | 198x129mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$17.99, NZD$22.99

War correspondent Christopher Marlowe ‘Kit’ Cobb arrives in Vera Cruz, Mexico, to cover the country's civil war. A passionate believer in the power of a free press and the moral superiority of the United States, Kit is no mere observer. He assumes a false identity to pursue German diplomat Friedrich von Mensinger en route to a meeting with revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, and the correspondent soon finds himself up to his neck in political intrigue. Along the way he's nearly shot by a mysterious sniper, joins forces with a double agent and falls in love with a headstrong young Mexican woman who may be mixed up in the revolutionary plot.