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Safe Delivery

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"A wonderful and unique mixture of smart crime novel, a classy love story,. and a hard vision of the Southwest. I loved it from beginning to end." James Crumley

Jerri Johnson is a P.I. in San Antonio Texas, tracking down bail jumpers and serving subpoenas, when her old lover Vincent Fuentes is released from prison and tries to draft her into a plot to smuggle guns over the border. Her friend Joe Parr, an aging Texas Ranger haunted by the ghost of his dead wife, tries his best to keep Jerri out of trouble, but he knows it's a losing proposition...and that this time, it might be a lot more than her heart that gets broken.

"Jim Sanderson has a particular talent for building an intricate plot into a solid pattern of complex human relationships." Texas Observer

"A crime novel that's also a love story and a tough view of the Southwest," Albuquerque Journal

"Grit and grace in the face of troubling ambiguities in a moral borderland." Publishers Weekly


"Sanderson makes the gritty, thankless landscape of the border come alive, from the relentless heat to the failed hopes." The Washington Post

"Sanderson is especially good at contrasting the clarity and austere natural beauty of the Chihuahuan desert with the murky, Orson Welles aura that envelopes human society there." Dallas Morning News

Genre: Mystery

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