Book Clubs

Author’s discussion questions for book clubs:

  1. The Phoenix Police Department and the Villalobos cartel are paramilitary organizations on opposite sides of the law. How are they similar?
  2. Detective Cruz’s mother hides a huge secret from her daughter that could possibly jeopardize her. Why would a loving mother withhold such important information?
  3. Did you find yourself craving Mexican food and/or margaritas while reading this book?
  4. What makes this story unique to an urban desert environment? Could it be moved to another venue?
  5. Why is it important for those in law enforcement to hold themselves to a higher standard? Is this truly possible, or is it an illusion?
  6. How do different cultures celebrate the coming of age? When do you consider a child to be an adult?
  7. What are your thoughts about the immigrant experience in the U.S.?
  8. Were there parts of the story that challenged you? Why?