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free read The Hot Country 106 ´ From the Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award winning Robert Olen Butler comes his very first crime novel an epic historical tale of war love intrigue and espionage Christopher Marlowe Cobb known as “Kit” is an intrepid American newspaper war correspondent who travels to Mexico in 1914 to report on the country’s civilAr in enemy territory and sweltering heat Cobb falls in love with Luisa a beautiful young Mexican laundress who is not as innocent as she seemsWhile investigating a German ammunition ship docked in the marina Cobb finds himself fired upon by unknown assailants then witnesses a priest being shot with marksman like precision right in the cross the holy man wears around his neck Cobb employs a young pickpocket to help him find out the identity of the sniper a. I had chosen one of these Cobb Thriller books when I was at the library further down the road in the series When I got home I looked it up and saw that the series is available on Kindle Unlimited so when I headed for the return train I dropped off the heavy book at the library with every intention of reading through the full series on my kindleThen I read this one and now plan to return all the further books in the series I don't find the protagonist appealing Frankly he doesn't have the moral code I preferThe Mexican conflict in 1914 American invasion of Vera Cruz something I had not seen featured in any of the historical fiction I have consumed interesting yesThe story of Cobb's mother from drama ueen to Pinkerton agent alsointeresting but not easily digested I tasted it and will now hunt down something I will enjoy spending time reading It could be I will be missing out on a feast but I will stick with my decisionKindle Unlimited

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Nd importantly why important German officials are coming into the city in the middle of the night from the ship at the port Soon Cobb finds himself wrapped in a web of secrets that could change the fate of myriad world leaders redefine the destiny of two continents and end his life at any moment An action packed chronicle of passion and war Butler’s powerful crime fiction debut is a thriller not to be missed from a writer who is a true master of his craf. I don't often like books that win big prizes like the Pulitzer or writers who win the prizes Too often I find that prize winning writers don't know how to tell a good story that they are too in love with their own voice to put the story and the character first So it was with some trepidation despite being interested in the plot and setting of The Hot Country that I picked up Robert Olen Butler's book My doubt was uickly dispelled The Hot Country is a fast paced historical thriller that introduces the character of Christopher Marlowe Cobb a Chicago newspaperman The setting is Mexico; the time 1914 when the fires of revolution lit the country At his best Butler writes like Cormac McCarthy but without McCarthy's affection we don't need no stinking punctuation At times Butler writes like a modern day Hemingway Hells bells that's high praise for any writer So whether you are attracted to Butler's prize winning credentials or repelled by them read this book It's worthy of an award

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The Hot CountryFrom the Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award winning Robert Olen Butler comes his very first crime novel an epic historical tale of war love intrigue and espionage Christopher Marlowe Cobb known as “Kit” is an intrepid American newspaper war correspondent who travels to Mexico in 1914 to report on the country’s civil war the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta El Chacal The Jackal Covering the w. Olen Butler tries something uniue with this wartime spy novel set in Veracruz Mexico in 1914 World War I was beginning in Europe Mexico was experiencing armed insurrection as part of the Mexican Revolution the United States occupied Veracruz after a diplomatic dispute and Germans came to use money and influence with the Mexican government to encourage them to respond militarily to the US Reporting on all this was “Kit” Christopher Marlowe newspaper journalist and son of an aging Hollywood actress of some repute Using a style made famous by Humphrey Bogart in ”Treasure of Sierra Madre” and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe this noir novel follows Kit as he digs for stories in the German connection He ends up meeting Pancho Villa and falling for a beautiful and talented muchacha but the story only seems to be getting going when this episode ends With so much political intrigue in Mexico in the early twentieth century it’s ripe for novelistic exploitation This series could live a long lifeI listened to the HighBridge audio of this book read by Ray Chase Chase does a wonderful job of speaking Chandler ese with a Bogart swagger and accelerating with the action so that some chapters of fighting and tension raced The Kit character is a likeable one but in the beginning his journalistic seen it all irony and sarcasm made it difficult for me to sympathize and identify with him The story itself was intriguing enough to pull us along until we could see Kit’s other talentsKit’s other skills involve the other meaning of “Marlowe” which would be a reference to the Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe He can fight and he can act all of which he needs before the end of the novel There is character development to spare here which is why I imagine it to the first of a series Olen Butler has chosen his area well as it is underserved in the literary mystery series market and there is as much intrigue as in any major port during wartime