2021 – The United States government begins conducting top secret genetic experiments on human subjects.
2025 – The first subjects are given stem cell transfusions consisting of modified... More > animal DNA. One subject receives DNA of unknown origin.
2027 – The project is scrapped after many subjects display physical anomalies and homicidal tendencies.
2028 – Sixteen subjects are sent into deep space aboard the cargo ship Hawk for relocation to a mining satellite in orbit around the Saturn moon Titan.
The launch is sabotaged and the ship is lost. Final transmissions from the onboard monitoring system indicate two lifeboats were jettisoned.
One returns to Earth five years later.
The other does not arrive for four decades.
The world has changed.< Less
1975. Rural south Texas.
Deputy Roe Robinson arrives at the scene of a local man’s murder and apprehends a Mexican national with a gun and ten grand in his pocket. In the dead man’s... More > attic: One hundred thousand dollars’ worth of Mexican dope.
When Sheriff JD McKinnon arrests the suspect and places him in the local jail, he unwittingly places himself between the citizens of Pinto, Texas and a bloody tidal wave of drug violence that threatens to wipe the impoverished little border town from the map.
Taut and gritty, Starr County Line bares for the reader the once innocent soul of small town life and the burden of those lawmen sworn to protect it in a time of courage testing, heartbreaking drama along the Texas/Mexico border.< Less