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Mexico Road is not about Mexico. It's about a dusty, dirt road in Pennsylvania that leads to sex and murder.
People would rather keep to themselves than stick their noses in the affairs of others. While it may enable a simpler less troubled life, minding your own business often allows bad things to happen around you—because no one steps in to cause otherwise. Open your mind to how being mindful can very well save the day in Gary Ludwig’s novel, Mexico Road.
Set in post World War II, Mexico Road ushers you into rural Pennsylvania on a dusty countryside road, named by veterans returning from the Mexico War, that winds around a farm, the home of a beautiful Pennsylvania German girl raised in a strict religious faith. The girl’s name is Martha Dern and her rebellious behavior and fascination with detective work has gotten her in trouble more than once. And to further complicate things, her family and church leaders have forbidden her to be with the boyfriend she is meeting secretly and hopelessly in love with. But in this story, her snooping around has landed her right into the pit of danger where she has only her wits to get her out alive. A band of racist murderers in the county have a grand plan and sinister mission and Martha stumbles into them and their plot. She’s in hot water now, but her gritty character and unexpected love have her compelled to escape death and perhaps bag the bad guys.
Mexico Road is a novel that will keep you following Martha to the end. Consisting of great story ingredients—well-developed characters and detailed settings, strong conflict with bloodshed and strong sexual situations, and an exciting plot—this book is a true adventure that is easy to enjoy.