Borderland Mysteries

Enter the world of the Borderland, between El Paso/Ciudad Juárez and Boca Chica, where U.S. Marshal Gabriella Zamora, and her special team, operate in 2019. This period of political theater in Washington D.C. causes grave misunderstandings about the people and culture of these unique places that erupts in battles, revenge and murder.

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HALLELUJAH

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“I’m used to this stretch of land with its really odd texture. I’ve walked through here a couple of times.  It’s like areas I’ve walked in New Mexico along the reservation.  I’ve even walked those New Mexican areas at night using various plant hallucinogens as part of my shaman apprenticeship.  You know that special lens in scopes that show heat signatures to pinpoint people or animals?  That is how this landscape would appear through a spirit detection scope.  In New Mexico, I could see various spirit signatures moving across the areas.  You understand?"

— U.S. Marshal Alex Ranslow, Navajo Shaman and federal agent from "Hallelujah" describing the land between Marfa, TX and Van Horn, TX...the plains of Valentine

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REQUIEM

Cyn was directly behind the man with her gun pressed at the base of his skull. Her other hand pressed between his head and shoulders, ready to apply pressure that would disable the man completely. “Gabe, want me to off this person who smells like he just waded across the river this evening? Sandro’s guys went to sleep a few minutes ago. If they wake up in a few hours, they will not be feeling well...if they wake up at all,” Cyn said evenly.

— U.S. Marshal Cynthia Beauvoir, ex-CIA operative taking control of narco kingpin Sandro Montalvo in "Requiem."

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RESERVOIR

Alarming events continue in the borderlands between Texas and Mexico; from blood-soaked divers to the legend of an Aztec god and his deadly jaguar who locals say roam the dam. A sheriff, fearing a resurgence of a cartel known for murder and mayhem, calls for help to uncover who or what is behind this newfound terror.

          U.S. Marshal Gabriella Zamora leads her team into action. Going against a powerful mercenary in the form of a vengeful shaman, the marshals reveal a plot of monumental proportions tied to mysterious artifacts submerged beneath the deadly water of the reservoir.

— The famous U.S. Federal Marshal team led by Gabe Zamora go against pure evil in Book III of The Borderlands Mysteries as they reveal a plot of legendary, monumental proportions.

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SANCTION

When a brutal DEA raid uncovers bricks of a mysterious new brand of cocaine hidden in the van of a frail fashion designer, Federal Marshal Gabriel Zamora’s special ops team of marshals is pulled in to investigate. It’s immediately clear the designer was set up. But why? And who is behind the new brand of cocaine? The more the marshals uncover, the more the path leads back to their old nemesis, Border Patrol Chief Inspector John Lopez. It’s become clear over their last few cases that Lopez would like to take them down, hurt them at any cost, even if that means leaving a trail of innocent victims in his wake.

          With federal agencies jockeying for power along the borderlands, the federal marshals have to tread lightly in their investigation. It’s a balancing act that could leave them—and everyone they care about—vulnerable to the whims of a bigoted megalomaniac bent on revenge.

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CURRENCY

When a young college student is discovered brutally murdered, Special U.S. Marshal Gabriella Zamora’s special ops team is pulled into another case—one that endangers them all. The unfortunate student was at the wrong place at the wrong time, witnessing a drug deal led by the merciless Russian cartel overtaking the Borderlands. The marshals know what they’re up against and suspect their adversary, Chief Border Patrol Inspector John Lopez, is behind the scenes, pulling the strings to set them up for failure. When one of their own is critically injured by the cartel, though, all bets are off.

          No one harms one of their own without consequences. But will their actions increase the danger of working in the Borderlands? With the body count rising, the team must act quickly to put an end to the greatest threat they’ve ever faced—or all become victims themselves.

Stay tuned for additional Borderland Mysteries which will be announced soon!

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About BJ Taylor

Writer of the new Borderland Mysteries, BJ Taylor is a native Texan who has dwelled in the Borderlands for decades. BJ’s first-hand experiences while living life along the Texas/Mexico border sparked a deep desire and determination to write this incredible mystery series, as well as additional stories that enlighten, thrill, educate, and captivate readers. BJ is driven by a strong will and personal quest to highlight both past and present events, and bring into focus the ongoing trials and tribulations of the Borderlands, including social, cultural, political, and economic issues. Along with having the chance to entertain and captivate readers with her memorable tales, BJ’s main intent and goal behind writing her unique, colorful characters is to advocate for a brighter future that will bring about nationwide understanding and, hopefully, acceptance of each other through our combined versatility, strength, and courage—gifts that all of humanity owns.

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“Crime, cartels, full color locations that seem to come alive inside your mind as you're reading ... there's nothing substandard in BJ Taylor's Borderland Mysteries. I'm going to be a fan for life!”
– Sherie Hoyte, Author
“A sinister plot comes to light in the desolate borderlands, accusing the desperate when pure evil is at work. The setting of this unthinkable setup unearths a powerful force with a panicked, hate-filled mind whose only goal is to keep the truth hidden, and will keep you turning the pages. If you’re looking to get lost in a book, this is a new go-to author who doesn’t disappoint!”
– Bryan Roberts, Author of The Savage Saga—Volumes 1-3
“The mystery commences immediately with an eerie crash on a lonely road, and in comes a group of characters I will never forget led by U.S. Federal Marshal Gabe Zamora. Alex Ranslow is a delightful member of this team and a great character for the LGBTQ community to cheer! Sam DeSilva is the IT extraordinaire, and Cyn Beauvoir, ex-CIA rounds out this incredible team. When the group find themselves embroiled in this mystery on the Texas border, the marshals have to face-off with sinister minds in order to bring justice to the deceased. A unique, exciting mystery series that hits on all cylinders. 5-Stars!”
– The Feathered Quill
“Accident or cold-blooded murder? BJ Taylor spins a mysterious tale, while introducing us to a unique quartet of crime fighter/U.S. Marshals, who will hopefully live on in many more stories to come from this multi-talented writer. Prepare to read in one sitting!”
– Mark M. Bello, Bestselling author of The Zachary Taylor Legal Thrillers.
“This is a fantastic puzzle from start to finish! Revenge, power, vigilantes, corrupt law officials and agencies – this story begins with an explosion and ends with one too. I cannot wait to see what Book #2 has in store for this U.S. Marshal team.”
– Reader Views
“A book for modern times enlightening people about the Mexico/US border through thrilling fiction. My ‘favorite’ U.S. Marshall Alex Ranslow and his native instincts to sense what goes on along the border before it occurs; he excites the reader. This book truly opens peoples’ eyes to genuine issues and is one of the most intriguing mysteries I’ve ever read.”
– Robert Wilson, Author/Podcaster/Cowboy Wisdom Enterprises
“B.J. Taylor has made me a suspense enthusiast!”
– Ellen Feld, The Feathered Quill

Praise for Borderland Mysteries

“The mystery commences immediately with an eerie crash on a lonely road, and in comes a group of characters I will never forget led by U.S. Federal Marshal Gabe Zamora. Alex Ranslow is a delightful member of this team and a great character for the LGBTQ community to cheer! Sam DeSilva is the IT extraordinaire, and Cyn Beauvoir, ex-CIA rounds out this incredible team. When the group find themselves embroiled in this mystery on the Texas border, the marshals have to face-off with sinister minds in order to bring justice to the deceased. A unique, exciting mystery series that hits on all cylinders. 5-Stars!” – The Feathered Quill 

“A book for modern times enlightening people about the Mexico/US border through thrilling fiction. My ‘favorite’ U.S. Marshall Alex Ranslow and his native instincts to sense what goes on along the border before it occurs; he excites the reader. This book truly opens peoples’ eyes to genuine issues and is one of the most intriguing mysteries I’ve ever read.” – Robert Wilson, Author/Podcaster/Cowboy Wisdom Enterprises