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Border Patrol Agents protect our border They do their job in a humane fashion and they also risk their lives, sometimes on a daily basis This novel, although a fiction, will give you an insight into that world.Allegiance starts off with Cruz Marquez and his wife being tortured by an extremist group who seemlike robots than humans The novel is set in the borders of Arizona, a battle ground between US and Mexico There is an invisible war that is ongoing between migrants, militia, and pow Border Patrol Agents protect our border They do their job in a humane fashion and they also risk their lives, sometimes on a daily basis This novel, although a fiction, will give you an insight into that world.Allegiance starts off with Cruz Marquez and his wife being tortured by an extremist group who seemlike robots than humans The novel is set in the borders of Arizona, a battle ground between US and Mexico There is an invisible war that is ongoing between migrants, militia, and powerful drug mafia with loyalties that drift like the desert sands.Activist lawyer Cruz Marquez endures horrific and extreme torture that causes him to become another person who will do everything he can to bring down the illegal organization I believe the author s legal experience definitely helped him sculpture the thugs who commit heinous acts and how sometimes thugs can evoke sympathy when they give a heart wrenching description of how they were abused as a child I liked the realistic dialogue and the way the author takes readers through the world of illegal border crossings and torture that unfortunately does occur in reality Allegiance is a sequel to Enemy in Blue and the author expertly brings back the young, brave teenager of moral character Octavio is a true hero who finds Cruz and winds up right in the crosshairs of brutality and bloodshed Will Cruz and Octavio survive You will have to read this intriguing, fast paced action novel to find out.Jeannie Walker Award Winning Author of Fighting the Devil A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder Derek Blass came to my notice with the excellent Enemy in Blue Allegiance, in my opinion, is even better.The action in this book begins about four and a half years after the events of Enemy in Blue and straight away you know that the events of that book have affected the characters and continue to do so.Cruz Marquez, the lawyer, is now providing aid to mexicans attempting to cross the border and it is while he is doing this that he is captured by an army trying to stop the flow of immigrants Derek Blass came to my notice with the excellent Enemy in Blue Allegiance, in my opinion, is even better.The action in this book begins about four and a half years after the events of Enemy in Blue and straight away you know that the events of that book have affected the characters and continue to do so.Cruz Marquez, the lawyer, is now providing aid to mexicans attempting to cross the border and it is while he is doing this that he is captured by an army trying to stop the flow of immigrants.I could go on but spoilers would ruin your reading experience Allegiance is, among other things, a story of consequences and that, for me, is where this author really excells The events of Enemy in Blue hang heavy over the characters and the spectre of Sgt Shaver too Some authors don t do this realistically but Mr Blass does it well.This book is gritty, violent and, at times unbearably tense The action starts early on and doesn t really let up much all through.I compared his last book to the books of John Grisham With Allegiance I feel Grisham will be looking on with envy.This author gets better by the book and I m looking forward to reading Whichever side you are on about the immigration debate, Allegiance hits you in the gut Set in the borderlands of Arizona, in the frontera between the US and Mexico, Allegiance tells of the invisible war between migrants, militia, and drug mafia Loyalties shift with the sands of the desert as Cruz Marquez, the activist lawyer finds himself imprisoned by a cruel and sadistic tyrant.The story draws a complex thread around the debate, intertwining the poignant story of El Santo with the abused dri Whichever side you are on about the immigration debate, Allegiance hits you in the gut Set in the borderlands of Arizona, in the frontera between the US and Mexico, Allegiance tells of the invisible war between migrants, militia, and drug mafia Loyalties shift with the sands of the desert as Cruz Marquez, the activist lawyer finds himself imprisoned by a cruel and sadistic tyrant.The story draws a complex thread around the debate, intertwining the poignant story of El Santo with the abused drifter, Tyler, and the mafia boss, Tzompantli, whose rite of passage was the fire beard, a network of burn scars where his beard would have been.The action escalates when the unlikely alliance hits the militia compound with nonstop fighting, tension and violence Women are not left out of the mayhem as Cruz s wife Sandra plays an unwilling but crucial role within the militia compound A subplot with a group of teenage drifters enhances the depth of the story, and the ending is satisfying as Cruz insures safety for his family and the young drifter Octavio s social conscious is developed.Hard hitting, Allegiance includes bad language, worse attitudes, and gruesome images Be prepared to have your gut wrenched and your heart broken, as there are no winners in this relentless border war I was given a free download of Allegiance by Derek Blass in exchange for a honest review.Allegiance is the sequel to Enemy In Blue.This novel, Allegiance was just as amazing as his first novel.I couldn t put this book down.I was totally gripped to the characters and the action.This book is set about four years after the last book ended, and it deals with another difficult social issue, illegal immigration the first book dealt with police brutality The protagonist Cruz Marquez is back, e I was given a free download of Allegiance by Derek Blass in exchange for a honest review.Allegiance is the sequel to Enemy In Blue.This novel, Allegiance was just as amazing as his first novel.I couldn t put this book down.I was totally gripped to the characters and the action.This book is set about four years after the last book ended, and it deals with another difficult social issue, illegal immigration the first book dealt with police brutality The protagonist Cruz Marquez is back, even though he has largely shed his lawyer clothes for the clothes of a volunteer at the U.S Mexico border As a volunteer, he is helping a group called the Border Angels keep illegal immigrants from dying while trying to cross Right at the beginning of the book, he is captured by a ruthless group of Minutemen called Allegiance, and the fight starts from there.Blass takes a difficult subject and weaves it into a thrilling fiction novel I like books that make me think This is one of them Another thing I like about the book a lot is that you can see how Blass developed The character development is muchinvolved in this book The writing is excellent, the thrills are nonstop, and the subject matter is challenging.A definate winner How far would you go to save your loved one Would you abandon all allegiances Would you break all the rules Who do YOU pledge allegiance to After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife The Minutemen aren t his only problem Cruz will have to navigate the waters with Mexico s most powerful drug cartel, Los Punos, to escape the grips of the Minutemen But, will he just find himself indebted to an even worse master Find out as Cruz is forced to spell out his allegiance To his country, to his freedom, or to cold, hard vengeance Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right, or will he do anything to serve up revenge ❮Reading❯ ➶ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife The Minutemen aren t his only problem Cruz will have to navigate the waters with Mexico s most powerful drug cartel ❮PDF❯ ✅ Beneath the Earth Author John Boyne – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Los Punos [PDF] ✩ Gagged Author Richard Asplin – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to escape the grips of the Minutemen But [PDF / Epub] ✪ Aristocrats ☆ Stella Tillyard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk will he just find himself indebted to an even worse master Find out as Cruz is forced to spell out his allegiance To his country [BOOKS] ✯ A Dark and Twisted Tide (Lacey Flint, By Sharon J. Bolton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to his freedom ✭ Wild Horses (Saddle Club, Books ✯ Author Bonnie Bryant – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk or to cold ➶ [Read] ➲ At Sixes And Sevens By Rosie Harris ➾ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk hard vengeance Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right ➿ [Download] ➽ Save Rafe! (Middle School By James Patterson ➵ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk or will he do anything to serve up revenge There seem to be plenty of fans of this series of thrillers, but Allegiance , for me, wasn t an enjoyable read I describe this novel as Breaking Bad without the black humour meets Jack Reacher While there was action aplenty with good and evil dudes doing battle on a number of fronts it s never really clear who s good and who s bad Heck, I don t mind that I actually rather like that the world s not a black and white place , this book was one hot mess The biggest problems for me w There seem to be plenty of fans of this series of thrillers, but Allegiance , for me, wasn t an enjoyable read I describe this novel as Breaking Bad without the black humour meets Jack Reacher While there was action aplenty with good and evil dudes doing battle on a number of fronts it s never really clear who s good and who s bad Heck, I don t mind that I actually rather like that the world s not a black and white place , this book was one hot mess The biggest problems for me were the endless exposition, bewildering cast of characters most of whom were left very underdeveloped , clich d fembot like lesbian killers yes, really , and banal dialogue However, that s just my take if you like action, drama, torture, blood, guts, scars and tattoos by the dozen, then this just may be the book for you If not, I would steer you in the direction of Cormac McCarthy s masterpiece No Country for Old Men , which tackles the Mexican US border issues in a muchentertaining and enjoyable albeit bleak way Allegiance is the sequel to Enemy in Blue, which I reviewed previously The story begins with Cruz and his wife being tortured by an extremist group The rest of the book is the story of how they take down the organization.The first book was non stop action Allegiance seemed to have a bitcharacter development and details In fact, I had to put the book down quite a few times and read something else before returning due to the dark and graphic nature of the story It s a story about drug Allegiance is the sequel to Enemy in Blue, which I reviewed previously The story begins with Cruz and his wife being tortured by an extremist group The rest of the book is the story of how they take down the organization.The first book was non stop action Allegiance seemed to have a bitcharacter development and details In fact, I had to put the book down quite a few times and read something else before returning due to the dark and graphic nature of the story It s a story about drugs, immigration issues and deceit Quite a few of the incidences are unrealistic, but the issues that the story deals with are a very real issue in our country It s a good book and definitely worth the read if you enjoy dark, detailed stories that tackle political and racial issues.I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review Allegiance is raw and to the point After reading Mr Blass s first novel Enemy in Blue I had no doubt that his next book was going to be just as good He did not disappoint This storyline will be a topic you will either love or hate Since illegal immigration is such a touchy subject these days this book will be certainly get new conversations started I liked seeing how the characters from Enemy in Blue were doing, since their battle with a corrupt police force You will have to read All Allegiance is raw and to the point After reading Mr Blass s first novel Enemy in Blue I had no doubt that his next book was going to be just as good He did not disappoint This storyline will be a topic you will either love or hate Since illegal immigration is such a touchy subject these days this book will be certainly get new conversations started I liked seeing how the characters from Enemy in Blue were doing, since their battle with a corrupt police force You will have to read Allegiance to see for yourself This is a great story and like, Enemy in Blue would make an interesting movie There s certainly plenty of action and gun play to keep any moviegoer glued to their seats I was so disappointed by this book, the 3rd installment in the Cruz Marquez thrillers This installment felt like an entirely separate story from the first two which I really enjoyed The first two wereof a thriller based on corrupt police officers with a lean towards racism They were about bringing those cops to justice.This one, was full tilt race wars and border wars All white people are evil and all brown people are saints just trying to have a better life, even if they are murderi I was so disappointed by this book, the 3rd installment in the Cruz Marquez thrillers This installment felt like an entirely separate story from the first two which I really enjoyed The first two wereof a thriller based on corrupt police officers with a lean towards racism They were about bringing those cops to justice.This one, was full tilt race wars and border wars All white people are evil and all brown people are saints just trying to have a better life, even if they are murdering and raping and selling drugs This book became tiresome and boring I kept waiting and waiting for it to just end I couldn t leave it unfinished I d already read the other two I feel really let down I downloaded this book for free onbased on the 4.45 rating overall on Goodreads I was hoping to find a new author to read I feel it was worth 2 stars price does not matter in my ratings I guess this is either a book you love nine people gave it 5 stars or just OK with 2 people plus now me making it 3 Try it out and see what you think I will not go into the story line, many other reviews have already done this so I will just rate the book on its elements 1 to 5 being highest Prot I downloaded this book for free onbased on the 4.45 rating overall on Goodreads I was hoping to find a new author to read I feel it was worth 2 stars price does not matter in my ratings I guess this is either a book you love nine people gave it 5 stars or just OK with 2 people plus now me making it 3 Try it out and see what you think I will not go into the story line, many other reviews have already done this so I will just rate the book on its elements 1 to 5 being highest Protagonist Development 2Antagonist Development 2 Minor Character Development 2Storyline 2 Setting 2 Theme 3 Writing Style 3Overall Rating 2 Allegiance


About the Author: Derek Blass

Derek is an author and attorney in Denver, Colorado He graduated from Duke University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law He majored in English and Economics at Duke In Colorado, Derek has served as the co Chair of Mayor Hickenlooper s Denver Latino Commission, and was recently selected to serve as a co Chair of the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Latino Forum Derek was named as a Colorado Superlawyer Rising Star in 2010 and 2011, and was awarded the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association s 2010 award for most Outstanding Young Hispanic Lawyer He is married to his wife Meranda, and has two uncontrollably terrible dogs and one good one that isn t really his Like the Facebook page for Rogue Books at his website at Check out his blog on writing at Friend him on Facebook Follow him on Twitter DerekBlass You can also email him at publisher rogue books.com Derek writes thrillers with a heavy dose of action He is currently working on his next novel QA with Derek Why did you write this book Stories are often born from tragedy Just look at all of the news inundating us on a daily basis In my case, I came to Denver, Colorado in 2003 Pretty immediately, I got involved in the Denver Latino a community by serving on Mayor John Hickenlooper s Denver Latino Commission I was also involved in the community through non profits Community service has always been important to me While on the Commission, we dealt with several cases involving allegations of police brutality Just in the Latino a community, Frank Lobato was shot and killed, Juan Vasquez was beaten to the point he suffered severe internal damages, and Michael DeHerrera was violently arrested for standing on the sidewalk In the African American community, Paul Childs was shot and killed by Denver police, and Marvin Booker was tazed while in custody in jail to the point that he died These are the events that catalyzed me to write Enemy in Blue.It should be understood that Enemy in Blue is not an indictment on all cops There are certainly good cops There s simply no room for ANY bad cops though These people have the right to carry a deadly weapon and use it against us if they see fit They have the authority to arrest us, thereby taking away our freedoms, based solely upon their discretion So, they need to be held to a higher standard, and in many instances, they are behaving worse than normal citizens.How did you come up with the title That s a fun question There was one working title, that ended up not working by the time the book was done Things change, A LOT, over the course of writing a book Once it was apparent that a new title was necessary, I enlisted my wife and some of my readers to help me find a new title Through countless brainstorming sessions, one of my readers came up with Evil in Blue I liked it, but not 100% I was grabbing the mail one day, and Enemy in Blue just came to me Funny how things happen How did you choose your genre Hard to explain, but I can see action in my head Fight scenes Car chases Torture, kidnapping, etc Honestly, I m not a violent guy in real life It was as natural to me to write thrillers with a heavy dose of action as it would be for Christopher Moore to write cheeky fiction.What inspired you to be a writer I ve written a lot since I was young, and started on many novels but never followed through to finish one It s really a labor of love, and with a full time job that I am committed to attorney , it takes substantial discipline to keep writing That being said, there is nothingbeautiful than writing a story, orappropriately put, to having characters write a story for you When I write, I m just as surprised by their decisions as my readers My characters drive my story and that


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