One of the best detective novels launched in 2021
Author DaVon & Greene recently released their first gripping thriller, Laredo Nuevo: The rise of the twin towns of Acosta. Instead of a classic tale of good and evil, Laredo Nuevo delves into the dark world of drug trafficking and the men who will do their utmost to stay on top of the illicit industries that fuel their rise.
Laredo Nuevo follows the life of Ernesto Acosta, the legendary sicario who helped make the Los Zenetas cartel unmatched power. After a life of violence and slaughter of all who dare to oppose the cartel, Acosta’s loyalty begins to falter for the first time. When his boss, Victor “Casper” Guzman, plunges Los Zenetas into a brutal war, Acosta narrowly escapes his life and soon learns that Guzman may be responsible for his father’s murder.
Acosta’s revelation strengthens his resolve to break with Guzman and dismantle Los Zenetas before they can continue to poison the nation. Starting with the murder of Felix “Tiny” Reyes, head of the Tijuana drug cartel, and Cesar Castro, head of the Gulf cartel, Acosta takes revenge. As he searches for the truth, Acosta hovers between two worlds, caught between Guzman, the DEA, the Mexican government, and the lingering question of where his future might still lead.
Although fictional, DaVon & Greene draws on the actual proliferation of Mexican drug trafficking and the impact of criminal enterprises like the American Mafia to add a realistic flavor to its work. Adult fans of Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne will enjoy the twisty storylines, political nuances, and fast-paced Laredo Nuevo. Those who identify with morally gray characters from movies like pulp Fiction and The Godfather will appreciate Greene’s complicated with sicario.
Critics applaud DaVon & Greene’s ability to create characters one can relate to without sacrificing action, drama and intrigue. Describing Ernesto Acosta as “a villain you find yourself rooted for”, readers are also eagerly awaiting planned sequels.
Laredo Nuevo: The rise of the twin towns of Acosta is available for purchase on Amazon.com or wherever the books are sold.
DaVon & Greene believe in the power of people and lifting each other up to new heights. He grew up in a creative family, the son of songwriter and composer Joseph Greene (Together brothers, “Across the Lane from the Alamo”) and Marthella Wilson Greene, the pioneering chair of the board of directors of the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union. After finding his calling in writing, Greene thanks his wife and editorial team for helping him complete his first novel. It can be found online through its publisher, The JW Perkins Group.