I am so happy to let you know that my new novel, Without Sin, will be available April 15th, 2012.
It is often said that writers do not choose their subjects; it is in fact, the other way around. Looking back, I cannot argue with that assertion. The muse speaks to us in a variety of ways. For me, I was inspired by the tragic events that occurred along a stretch of the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside, California. My effort here is a humble attempt to honor the myriad of souls who have lost their lives in pursuit of a better one in el norte.
On a personal note, the cover is from a photograph taken during one of my visits to the Northern Mexican border city of Tijuana, where in October 2009, human rights activists adorned the fence straddling the US/Mexico frontier with 5,100 white crosses to commemorate migrants who have died trying to cross border.
Here is hoping that you enjoy the story, and that the cover stirs something within you. Please let me know your thoughts when you have a moment.
amor en la frontera
As a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a former Navy Seal, Garrett Harrison is intimately familiar with the notion of duty and the necessity of upholding the law. However, his world is forever changed when he discovers two women brutally murdered and one man clinging to life in the desert wilderness of Otay Mesa.
At the same time, Angelina Marguerite, an ill-starred seventeen-year-old prostitute working in a brothel in Tecate, Mexico desperately clings to her faith in God. She hopes for deliverance from the cruel, ambitious drug dealer known as El Cacique who lured her to el norte with the promise of marriage and prosperity, only to force her into prostitution.
Meanwhile, the director of a parochial school serving primarily children from migrant families accepts donations from a priest that she suspects molests children. Amidst this corruption and exploitation, Garrett and Angelina fall in love and soon discover that the pursuit of opportunity, liberty and true love comes with a price.
About the Author
David S. McCabe is the Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program at Pasadena City College and has been an educator in Southern California for twenty years where he has worked closely with migrant children and their families.
During his career he has had to confront such serious issues as child abuse, drug use and molestation as well as help families gain access to the services they needed while coping with fears surrounding their immigration status.
He currently serves as the advisor for Students United Beyond Boundaries, a student organization advocating for the rights of all people.