Triple Crossing

Triple Crossing

Valentine Pescatore, a volatile rookie Border Patrol agent, is trying to survive the trenches of The Line in San Diego. He gets in trouble and finds himself recruited as an informant by Isabel Puente, a beautiful U.S. agent investigating a powerful Mexican crime family. As he infiltrates the mafia, Pescatore falls in love with Puente. But he clashes with her ally Leo Mendez Valentine Pescatore, a volatile rookie Border Patrol agent, is trying to survive the trenches of The Line in San Dieg...

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Title:Triple Crossing
Author:Sebastian Rotella
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Triple Crossing
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Triple Crossing Reviews

  • Autumn
    Jun 04, 2012
    Triple Crossing was confusing. Maybe if I read it in print form, with some highlighters and post-its I could have had a better time with it. It started off fine, but I was listening to the audiobook and I had trouble keeping all the characters straight and who they were and how they fi...
  • Daniel
    Aug 16, 2011
    First, I want to thank the publisher, Mulholland Books, who sent me a free advanced reader edition of this book. Thank you. "Triple Crossing" is the kind of book that made me want to read other books. I want to know more about South America and its different countries and peoples. I...
  • Lisa
    Jan 02, 2012
    A very good Ludlum-esque novel. As another reviewer commented, this is a book that makes me want to read more books - about the border, about Mexico, about South America, and about drug cartels. I will also keep an eye out for any future books by Sebastian Rotella. (Note: I receive...
  • Mark
    Mar 15, 2012
    As a journalist, Rotella tells it the way it is, straight talk, all facts about life south of the border. A Pulitzer finalist, he found many stories he could never fully substantiate, tales all fascinating but unprintable for a newspaper. Taking all these fables, gossip, innuendo, and ...
  • Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
    Dec 17, 2011
    This is an intelligent thriller written by a guy with an impressive background in journalism. You can cross Tijuana off your list of vacation destinations. The same goes for the "Triple Border" where Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina all connect. That is, of course, unless you like...
  • Ellen Pierson
    Aug 21, 2013
    This fast-paced thriller will make insinuations about crime and corruption on the southern border that you will not soon forget! Triple Crossing is in some ways analogous to The Wire in the way that it dramatizes the less than clear-cut interactions between criminal and law enforcement...
  • Tony
    Dec 25, 2011
    TRIPLE CROSSING. (2011). ***. This is a first novel from this author, featuring what is likely to be a series hero, Valentine Pescatore, a rookie Border Patrol agent stationed at the border above Tiajuana. He?s an agent with a heart of gold, deploring the methods used by his co-wor...
  • Johnny
    Dec 08, 2011
    There is no doubt that Sebastian Rotella knows the Mexican border, particularly the San Diego/Tijuana border. The detail in both the day-to-day life and the political framework are the strength of this novel. He really brings the reader into the world and the surreal and overt corrupti...
  • Scilla
    May 13, 2012
    I had a little trouble getting started, but then really liked the book. Valentine Pescatore is a US border control agent out of San Deigo. He chases a Mexican smugler into Mexico, and is recruited by Isabel Puente as a spy on his boss. He falls in love with Isabel, who is working with ...
  • Toni Osborne
    Oct 18, 2012
    This novel tells the story about the pursuit of justice by law enforcement on both sides of the U.S. and the Mexican border. It explores and dramatizes the violence and corruption in the drug trade and the human smuggling while at the same time honoring the honest Border Patrol agents ...
  • Jill Sorenson
    Jan 11, 2013
    Wow. What a great story. This is one of the best suspense novels I've read in a long time. I tend to avoid male authors because I like sex and romance and happy endings and their books usually don't deliver. Triple Crossing only has a touch of romance, but it's enough. I found the rela...
  • Jim Leffert
    Jul 08, 2013
    Triple Crossing is a richly detailed, crackerjack novel about the intersection of organized crime, law enforcement, and political maneuvering on both sides of the California-Mexico border. Rotella seems to have distilled the fruits of more than two decades of reporting in the region in...
  • James Thane
    Sep 28, 2011
    Triple Crossing: A Novel takes place mostly at the intersection of politics and the "war" on drugs along the perilous U.S. border with Mexico. It's a book that will probably cause you to throw your hands up in despair; it may also break your heart. Valentine Pescatore is a young man...
  • Jeremy Hornik
    Nov 21, 2011
    An organized crime thriller told from two sides of the border. On one side, a US border agent gets deep into illegal activity as a mole for a beautiful woman. On the other, a Mexican policeman fights through the swamp of corruption to bring down a drug lord. Pretty melodramatic stuff. ...
  • Monica Skeens
    Mar 12, 2012
    This book has taken me forever truly to read. I had quite a bit of difficulty following along and getting through especially the first part of the book. The boarder patrol agent gets caught up in an undercover operation against a cartel and a little twist of romance in there. Like I sa...
  • Kathy
    Aug 05, 2011
    Excellent debut novel by Sebastian Rotella. Triple Crossing refers to the three country junction of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina in South America which is similar to the Mexico/US border with its smuggling of people and goods. Corruption and militaristic governments are the norm in t...
  • Brad Hodges
    Feb 25, 2012
    Triple Crossing is a crime thriller by Sebastian Rotella, who clearly knows his stuff when it comes to borders. Two play prominent roles here: the one between the U.S. and Mexico, specifically at Tijuana, and the so-called Triple Border, a no-man's land where Brazil, Argentina, and Par...
  • Rick Radinsky
    Jan 30, 2012
    A great story. This author is able to take authentic places, circumstances, dialects, and archetypal characters and blend them into a plausible, and exciting, story. ...
  • Lisa Ladd
    Jun 01, 2017
    Intricate plot highlighting the corruption and danger of drug trafficking and criminal activity between Mexico, the U.S. and South America. Well paced with many likable characters. ...
  • Tom Tischler
    Sep 21, 2011
    Valentin Pescatore is a rookie Border Patrol agent trying to survive along the San Diego border. He gets himself in trouble and is recruited by a US agent named Isabel Puente who is investigating a powerful Mexican crime family. He finds himself in the triple border region of South...
  • Claudia Mosey
    Aug 31, 2011
    This was a free read,advance proof,from Librarything.I really enjoyed this book.Had I looked at this book in the library,or on Amazon,I know I would not have chosen it for one of my reads.That being said,it does read like a "man's read",border patrol,U.S.Agents,Mexican crime familes, ...
  • Chelsea
    Jun 15, 2011
    I really enjoyed reading this book. I was supprised at how great it actually was. I highly reccomend this book, I was pulled into the story from the very first page of the book. I got this book from a goodreads give away. This book made me laugh, laugh harder, and had me rutting for th...
  • Harley
    Oct 22, 2011
    Border Patrol agent Valentine Pescatore works the San Diego- Tijuana Line. He understands the rules, but cannot help feeling for some of the women and children caught in the righteous political anti-illegal immigration fever. In fact he has given money to some of those he arrested. Seb...
  • Ken
    Dec 13, 2011
    What sets this novel apart is that it is written by an award winning investigative journalist who specializes in International Border Issues, and the reader is treated an adventure-packed thriller which demonstrates fairly accurate government policy of Mexico, South America, and the US...
  • Dan Downing
    Mar 05, 2018
    T.J. Parker and Don Wilson, among others, have visited this territory. Sadly, the American government and the American public continues to make gigantic amounts of money on the backs of poor Mexicans----with the collusion of rich and powerful Mexicans. We seldom take note of how we kn...
  • Sean Branson
    Jan 22, 2013
    This was an interesting story about a Border Patrol agent that finds himself on the wrong side of the law, embedded with the death squad of a ruthless Tijuana drug cartel. Shortly after being recruited as an informant detailing the activities of a suspicious Border Patrol agent, Agent ...
  • Dennis Osborne
    Jun 02, 2017
    An interesting debut novel, focussing on smuggling, border crossings and the political interplay involved ...
  • Mark white
    Oct 10, 2013
    Gripping, complex, fast-moving. The characters are skillfully drawn and the main characters change gratifyingly. Most of the novel takes place in exotic locales, but to Rotella's credit, the locales serve the plot and neither take over nor lead readers in unnecessary ramblings. Rote...
  • Anya
    Jan 23, 2014
    I like the way the story is told, how he finishes each chapter with that dose of secrecy so you don't know what happened with the character until you continue reading the next chapter and the next chapter is focused on some other character. Like the author's playing mind games with rea...
  • Michael Martz
    Jul 04, 2014
    This is a fine effort for a new novelist who is actually an experienced international reporter. It's well written, with a pretty believable plot and a lot of action. One thing that really improves the reading experience for me is when I learn something about an unfamiliar subject. I...