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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La Frontera

If you like the flavor of Hispanic literary sagas like Don Quixote, House of Spirits, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Like Water for Chocolate coupled with the stark realism of Cormac Mc Carthy’s The Border Trilogy, you will love La Frontera.

Welcome to the mysterious realm of the Borderland…

A SUV carrying two El Paso Border Patrol Agents suddenly careens out of control. One man is thrown through the window to meet his brutal death, while the other stumbles from the vehicle to land in a heap as he slips into a coma. The year is 2019 and Washington D.C. spins political theater against innocent people.

U.S. Federal Marshal Gabriella Zamora is ordered to investigate. Assembling her team – Marshal Alex Ranslow, a Native American shaman with the innate ability to sense what others cannot; Sam DeSilva, an IT genius who uses the power of technology to peel back layers of data to unveil the facts; and Cyn Beauvoir, an ex-CIA operative skilled in exposing the criminal mind – Marshal Zamora’s quartet of skilled Federal Agents converges on the Texas border to find the truth.

Within hours of solving the mystery and averting an international situation, Marshal Zamora’s team face an even more terrifying challenge in the dense, multi-national industrial zones on both sides of the Rio Grande. A serial killer whose brutal attack on women working in the Mexican maquiladora of Reynosa, Mexico and McAllen, Texas is escalating into an economic and international dilemma. Moving through both the Rio Grande Valley area and the twin industrial plants of Reynosa Mexico, the marshals negotiate crime scenes where they find themselves thrust into a war involving drug kingpins, political enemies, and a psychotic mind. Operating with a thin veil of diplomacy, the Marshals find themselves in situations that test the strength, wit and courage of their team members. It will also be the catalyst that forces Gabriella Zamora to deal with past relationships that were, most likely, better off left for dead. Beaten and bloodied by the killer and his enablers, the marshals discover the power of Santa Muerte who answers the prayers of the dead crying for vengeance.

Hundreds of miles from their base of operations in El Paso, the marshals begin their trek home. Midway back in Del Rio, the Val Verde County sheriff, fearing a resurgence of a cartel known for murder and mayhem, enlists the U.S. Federal Marshals to investigate mysterious incidents at the Amistad International Reservoir. A fly fisherman whips his gray ghost lure on the calm surface of the Reservoir. A strange light shines from beneath the murky water, followed by a quake and formation of sinkholes. The startled fisherman witnesses fish float to the surface – dead from an unknown explosion. When the bass are joined by a dead diver, the fisherman struggles against a force determined to take his boat down, reaches for the corpse, and drags them both to shore. Laying in the dirt, the last thing the fisherman remembers is the face of a predator—a black jaguar that stares into his soul. Locals and tourists report seeing the ghost of an Aztec god and his deadly consort who they say roam the dam and reservoir in the form of a large, black jaguar. Going against superstition and a powerful, vengeful shaman, the marshals uncover a plot of monumental proportions tied to mysterious, ancient artifacts submerged beneath the deadly water of the reservoir.

…Travel with Marshal Zamora and her team from El Paso to Boca Chica and back
again. Come and experience La Frontera: its culture, food and life -- where
nothing is as it seems.

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VIVA!

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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