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Crossing the Line

Clinton McKinzie writes powerhouse thrillers that are like nothing
you've ever read --- novels that crackle with raw emotion and
brilliantly explore the nature of risk: the risk that lovers take,
adventurers seek, and men and women live with on both sides of the
law. In an unforgettable new novel, set against the breathtaking
Rocky Mountain landscape he has made his own, the acclaimed author
of Trial by Ice and Fire brings back Special Agent Antonio Burns
and his renegade brother, Roberto --- two men who have chosen very
different lives, now coming together to make a treacherous descent
into a world of loss, betrayal, and terror.

Antonio Burns is a cop, not a saint. Having earned the scornful
nickname "QuickDraw" for a shooting that went very wrong, the
Wyoming narcotics agent is fighting for redemption and holding on
to his family with all the strength he possesses. His brother,
Roberto, is another story. His quicksilver heart, hair-trigger
temper, and unquenchable hunger for adrenaline rushes have landed
him prison --- and make him the right person for an FBI agent with
a plan. Agent Mary Chang --- cool, collected, and always under
control --- wants to go after Hidalgo, a murderous drug lord who
has moved his operation from Mexico to a Wyoming canyon. In
Roberto, Chang has found someone who can penetrate Hildago's
heavily guarded crime ranch. And she has found a man who can
quickly take her to her own wild side.

Now, while Mary and his brother watch over him, Roberto goes to
work for Hidalgo for the promise of a free pass from prison. But
Roberto can't stay withany script for long, and soon starts making
up the game as he goes along. With Antonio sure that his brother is
taking the ultimate death trip, and Chang guarding a secret of her
own, the perfect plan starts to veer wildly off course. And no one
is prepared for the dark forces that are about to engulf them ---
or the final betrayal that will send them to the dizzying heights
and abysmal depths of love and loss. A novel that plunges like a
knife, Crossing the Line is vintage McKinzie: brilliant,
breathless, and utterly impossible to put down.

© Copyright 2005 by Dell, a division of Random House,

Crossing the Line
by Clinton McKinzie

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN-10: 0440240816
  • ISBN-13: 9780440240815