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The Creed of Violence

A Novel

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November 1, 2010 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 256 Pages | ISBN 9781582436180
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“A breathless ride along Mexico’s revolutionary road.” —Washington Post

Mexico, 1910. The landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons.

But Rawbone’s plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself at the Mexican-American border and in the hands of the Bureau of Investigation. He is offered a chance for immunity, but only if he agrees to proceed with his scheme to deliver the truck and its goods to the Mexican oil fields while under the command of Agent John Lourdes. Rawbone sees no other option and agrees to the deal—but he fails to recognize the true identity of Agent Lourdes, a man from deep within his past.

Set against a backdrop of intrigue and corruption, The Creed of Violence is a saga about the scars of abandonment, the greed of war, and America’s history of foreign intervention for the sake of oil.

BOSTON TERAN is the acclaimed author of six novels, including the cult classic God Is a Bullet, which won the John Creasy Award in England. Published around the world, Teran has been honored with numerous nominations and awards, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He lives in Mexico.


“The very definition of thrill…  an intelligent page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly

“A brutal and often stunningly brilliant novel… Teran excels at creating memorable characters and building dramatic tension to a fever pitch.” —Booklist Starred Review

“If you let him, author Boston Teran will grip you and not let go until he’s finished with you. At times it is a terrifying reading experience like no other. I recommend it.” —Albuquerque Journal

“A breathless ride along Mexico’s revolutionary road.” —Washington Post

“Teran’s considerable skills sneakily transform his characters, who use language as if it were a concealed weapon. His Rawbone, a raconteur straddling the gutter between the old West and belle époque, is a Manila line braided with wit, cold-blooded efficiency, and a surprisingly expansive soul—a romantic cynic too wise to misinterpret derision for insight. The hallucinogenic epic he traverses with young John Lourdes produces one of the most exciting literary pairings since Fagin met Twist.” —Todd Field, American actor and Academy Award nominated filmmaker

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