The Border Series, Book 1
An affair wrecked his marriage, and his once successful rodeo career is on life-support. Lonnie Bowers doesn't think life can get any worse, until his best friend is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel.
The search for Brian's missing plane leads Lonnie deep into the Sierra Madre to face a greater danger than he's ever encountered in the rodeo arena. He's alienated from the woman he still loves, and thrown into a costly struggle to avoid the brutal end reserved for all those who dare to cross the cartels.
Artfully crafted, Blackwater Crossing is an emotionally immersive thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been read.
"In a rip roaring work by new author David Griffith, Blackwater Crossing: The Border Series Volume 1 is full of adventure, mayhem and thrills, but is also, at its heart, a story about a best friendship, and the lengths one man will go to save his closest friend. Protagonist Lonnie Bowers has lost a lot in his life of late. He's failing at his once successful rodeo career and an affair has wrecked his marriage. When his best friend, Brian, is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel, Lonnie is determined that he won't lose Brian too. He chases the trail to his friend deep into the Sierra Madres, but what he finds is that the challenges are greater than he could have ever imagined, and his life as well as the life of his best friend are at risk.
I found Blackwater Crossing to be a simply fantastic read. The book is full of mystery, intrigue and action, and is incredibly readable from start to finish. Readers who enjoy a faced paced thrill ride of a book will love Blackwater Crossing. I originally intended to read just a few chapters of this book before falling asleep. Well, several hours later, I found myself reading the last page, satisfied and tired at the same time. I can absolutely give this book a high recommendation, and suggest that any reader who picks it up should make sure that they have enough time to read it straight through, because they simply will not want to put it down!" - Chris Fischer for Readers’ Favorite
THE DEATH DEALERS
The Border Series, Book 2
Lonnie Bowers grew up with skinned knuckles and a burning anger. Abandoned by his mother, with never a father in the picture, he bounced from one foster home to another, until he was old enough to walk away. He was one of the fortunate ones. The thrill of riding bucking horses insulated him from the drugs and booze that trapped so many other Indian kids. He escaped. Why would he go back? Every bad thing that ever happened was because of God or Indians. But the vision of the squalid meth shack, and the vacant eyes of the sister who waits for death, won't go away.
The cartel known in Spanish as "The Family" is the largest producer of meth in Mexico, with a distribution network that reaches every corner of North America. Mexican federal police have trumpeted the death of the charismatic spiritual leader, Nazario Moreno, but their inability to produce a body has only added to his messianic stature among the campesinos of Michoacán. The Death Dealers blurs fiction with the real life characters of La Familia in a chilling drug war we may have already lost.
The Border Series, Book 3
When an injury in a Texas rodeo arena sends Lonnie Bowers home for the season, his boss comes calling with complimentary tickets for a Costa Rica vacation.
Clarissa thinks it's a grand idea. Father and son bonding time. A little sand, some sun. Who would turn that down? Lonnie is skeptical of this sudden generosity. But he didn't know it would turn into a race with death as he tries to save Clarissa and Conor from a drug cartel's vengeance.
This riveting tale weaves little-known facts with fiction, and chronicles the abusive power and control of one of Mexico's most dangerous drug cartels.
BROTHERS OF THE BLOOD
The Border Series, Book 4
In a firefight with a drug cartel, Lonnie Bowers barely escapes with his life. Mind you, this isn't the first time, but the weariness and constant anticipation of impending death has forced him to reassess his future.
When Clarissa tells him the Blackwater Ranch is for sale, he scoffs. How could they afford it? Are he and Clarissa cut out for that kind of isolation? Do they have the grit and determination to make it as back country ranchers? Lonnie has promised he'd quit the rodeo trail - and intelligence work in Mexico. But machinery breaks, ranch payments need to be made, and he has a family to feed. Lonnie's qualified to go to Calgary, the richest rodeo of them all. A win there would solve all their financial problems. Can he still compete with all the young riders?
Then, the agent who has saved his life countless times disappears into Mexico, apparently hell-bent on a one man mission of vengeance. The company's response is blunt. Get him out, or we'll eliminate him. Can Lonnie walk away?
Dina Rodriguez has a lightning-fast horse and a dream. But there are no opportunities for barrel racers in her native Mexico. Her mother is determined she stay and marry the wealthy son of a neighboring rancher. She refuses, wanting only to start a new life, far from her controlling mother and a father who collaborates with drug traffickers and terrorists. But sometimes you can’t run far enough—and there’s no place to hide. When she lands in Miles City, Frederick Roseman offers his assistance. She is afraid his help carries a price she is unwilling to consider. But without him, can she escape one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in the world? When trust turns to love, Dina must decide. Can she spend her life with this man?
Dina Rodriguez cut her first tooth on trouble. Born to parents embroiled in one of the most secretive CIA operations on the Mexican border, she’s seen the dark side of her late father’s efforts to keep America safe. The Rodriguez ranch straddles one of the best smuggling corridors in Mexico. Until now, they’ve maintained an uneasy truce with the drug cartels, but when Juana Altamirez disappears, trouble descends like a six-taloned buzzard.
Juana’s husband Raul has been Dina’s mentor and friend since childhood, so when he leaves to search the vast canyons of the Sierra Madre for his kidnapped wife, Dina starts her own perilous journey of discovery. She pleads with her husband for help, but with an agent mired in the most daring and dangerous infiltration of his career, Frederick is once more unable to respond to Dina’s need. Is this the end of their already tumultuous marriage? Dina has to decide.
The Border Series, Book 5
Every drug cartel in Mexico wants Lonnie Bowers dead. But there's only one assassin with the skill and patiences to make a kill shot in the middle of a thousand miles of forested wilderness. Carlos Quintero is the best in Mexico, maybe the world. He doesn't miss, and he never returns without completing a contract.
Lonnie has been warned, but with cattle to check, fences to fix, and a multitude of other ranch chores, the urgency is pushed aside. Then, a close family member is murdered, and Lonnie becomes the prime suspect. To avoid arrest, he disappears into the vast tract of mountain and forest bordering the Blackwater Ranch, beyond the reach of any lawman - except that bulldog cop, Corporal McAlister.
In the wild bush country, Lonnie is the master. He could comfortably survive for years, but to keep his family safe, he has to find the wealthy financier who paid nearly a quarter-million dollars to have him killed. In a quiet Yucatan enclave, Lonnie confronts an evil he'd never thought possible. The mission may change his life - but will it clear his name?
5-Star Reviews for The Fugitive
"While many action novels run in the same vein of intelligence agents being hunted down by their enemies, The Fugitive raises the ante with well-written action sequences that are suspenseful. Similarly, it gives an element of crime-solving for the reader, especially when Bowers need to find out who killed his brother. Under Griffith’s creative pen, sensational moments of shootings and confrontations embellish this tale of a wrongfully-accused man trying to set things right and blend well with Bowers’ contemplation as the first-person narrator. The plot is riveting but not overdramatic. It is an action-packed novel with a heart and gripping enough to heighten your interest." V. Dublado for Readers' Favorite
"The scenery instantly comes to life in The Fugitive by David Griffith. I loved Lonnie Bowers, he made for the perfect hero. His values toward his family and those who were vulnerable were admirable. He was also extremely fearless and intelligent. I loved the advice he gave his son; to go for a walk and decide what type of man he wanted to be. The action was superb throughout and, at times, I could not see how Lonnie would escape alive. I especially thought the scene as he escaped the compound in Yucatan was really compelling. The dialogue through his confrontation with Faisel was extremely realistic and highlighted Faisel's warped mind brilliantly. There were so many twists and turns in the plot and the areas of conflict throughout were cleverly executed. I found the ending also realistic and the author chose not to take the lazy option and just write a quick happy ending. Instead, he created an incredible final chapter that was believable and gripping." L. Jones for Readers' Favorite
"David Griffith is obviously a witty and intelligent writer as he maintains readers' attention and connects all the different parts of the story to create a thrilling, cohesive narrative. I had a pleasant experience with the smooth progression of the story, the easy and flowing sentences, and the well-timed humor. One particular line caused me to burst out laughing: "The young cop’s eyes coolly appraised my lack of value in the food chain." The Fugitive is adroitly woven around the themes of Christianity, human trafficking, intelligence, family, and the cartel. It is one of the finest first-person narratives I have read as it projects the thoughts and actions of the protagonist in a very natural and relative way. Readers who love a non-stop, bullets-flying-in-all-directions narrative with a Christian theme will absolutely enjoy The Fugitive." F. Falaye for Readers' Favorite
FREE TO RUN
The Freedom Series, Book 1
VENGEANCE IS MINE
THE FREEDOM SERIES, BOOK 2
THE FREEDOM SERIES BOOK 3
With a cattle ranch and world-class horse-training facility to run,
Dina Rodriguez has carefully avoided trouble with the ever-
present drug cartels—until now. On a trip to town for supplies,
she is given the ultimatum she’s long dreaded: pay up—or face
the consequences. Even though Dina knows there may be lethal
repercussions, she refuses the cartel’s demands. Will the results
of her choice endanger the lives of everyone on the ranch?
Within days of Dina’s decision, five of the valuable ranch mares
disappear. She suspects that this is only the first strike from the
Jalisco Cartel for her refusal of their demand for money.
Regardless, she plans a daring nighttime raid to get the mares
The cartel’s response is instant and brutal, leading to devastating
events that may change Dina’s life forever.