Nuevo Laredo: A Prelude To War

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Chrono-Thriller Books, Mar 24, 2009 - 364 pages
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2010. The newest flashpoint is the 'Dos Laredos,' Nuevo Laredo, Mexico connected by two bridges and a rail link to its sister city, Laredo, Texas.Nuevo Laredo: A Prelude To War follows NYC reporter Doug McKenzie whose current assignment is a double murder. Leading him into Northern Mexico and to a violence ridden drug trade that is ending. Principally payoffs from the transshipment and protection of illegal drugs north into the United States. It is being replaced by more benign payoffs made by corporations seeking access to cheap, unregulated labor markets.Elimination of the drug trade will be through a modification of the banking laws of Mexico. Essentially a buyout of the six major drug organizations. The U.S. DEA will overreact, sending in agents to Monterrey, Mexico to bring back the drug lords assembled there for the purpose of disbanding. An equally if not more violent response from Mexico and the helicopter transports will not make it back to home base...

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The author has had an extensive career in broadcast, as the first Director of Research for Viacom Enterprises, then as a television syndicator representing the Bristol Myers Co., distributing 'In Search Of...' with Leonard Nimoy and then finally licensing historic stock photos and film of New York City and gyrostabilzed aerial footage of Atlanta under the company name, Shotmakers, Inc. Also, the author of 'Suffer The Children' available on Amazon. A forward looking novel and a love story written years before 9/11, against a backdrop of rising fundamentalism and nuclear terrorism. Exploring issues that were not then in the public eye.

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