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Donkey Show: New novel coming soon

December 19, 2021News

My new novel, Donkey Show, will be coming out early next year. Like The Boost, it takes place along the U.S,-Mexico border, in El Paso and Juarez.


The skinny:

A news photographer limps back across the Mexican border. He's bloodied, his cameras smashed. And he delivers a menacing message from a notorious drug lord to one of his colleagues. "Tell Tom Harley he's dead meat."

This death threat transforms a half-hearted reporter into an unlikely hero and kicks off a rollicking cross-border drama. Roaming from a love nest in El Paso"s shadeless barrio to a dusty car wash across the river in Juarez, Harley starts to untangle a story in which hes a leading actor. But can he tell the truth once he finds it?

In Donkey Show, Stephen Baker weaves a tale of deception, dueling ambitions, and international intrigue, most of it taking place within a 10-minute bike ride of the newsroom. Nearly everyone involved, it seems, shapes their stories to fit their dreams. But they have to survive the madness on the border for these dreams to come true.

(I have built a new website, www.stephenbakerbooks.com, and will be blogging there much more once the book is published, probably in February.)

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