Do They Know I'm Running?: A Novel by David Corbett

By David Corbett

From acclaimed writer David Corbett, a gorgeous and suspenseful novel of a lifestyles with no loyalties and the borders within ourselves.

Roque Montalvo is smart past his eighteen years. Orphaned at start, a proficient musician, he’s caught in a California backwater, assisting his Salvadoran aunt deal with his damaged brother, an ex-marine badly wounded in Iraq. When immigration brokers arrest his uncle, the family members has nowhere else to show. Roque, badgered by means of his street-hardened cousin, concurs to carry the outdated guy again, hoping on the felony gangs that keep an eye on the harmful smuggling routes from El Salvador, via Guatemala and Mexico, to the U.S. border.
 
But his cousin has advised Roque merely rather a lot. in fact, he'll need to delivery not only his uncle yet others: an Arab whose intentions are disturbingly obscure and a tender good looks promised to a Mexican crime lord. Roque discovers that his trip contains crossing a couple of form of border, and he'll be requested many times to select from survival and betrayal—of his state, his relatives, his center.

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7 Carol Roberg arrived at the hospital at five in the afternoon, an hour before the beginning of her shift. The mere thought of being late to work terrified her, and, by coming so early, she could get a bargain-priced meal in the employee's cafeteria before going on duty. That was very important to Carol—a good meal at a low price. Even when she wasn't hungry, which was seldom, even in America where no one seemed ever to be hungry, she was always subtly worried about when she would eat again.

Mintz did not like the twenties. It took a certain indefinable something which he did not have. And he never worked it without a partner, someone to distract the chump while the play was being made. As for working with a partner, he didn't like that either. It cut the score right down the middle. It put an apple on your head, and handed the other guy a shotgun. Because grifters, it seemed, suffered an irresistible urge to beat their colleagues. There was little glory in whipping a fool—hell, fools were made to be whipped.

Very pleased with herself. Roy arose wearily, his legs wobbling as he made the round trip to the bathroom. He dropped back down on the bed in a heap, a little worried about himself for the first time. What could be the cause of this, anyway, this strange overpowering fatigue? Not Moira, surely; he was used to her. Not the fact that he had eaten very little during the past three days. He often had spells when he didn't feel hungry, and this had been one of them. Whatever he ate bounced back, in a brownishcolored liquid.

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