In the wake of last Friday’s helicopter attack on Mexican and Central American nationals, an estimated forty-eight men, women, and children were slain yesterday evening while attempting to illegally enter the United States via a 1200-meter tunnel into Toluca, New Mexico, the deaths attributed to massive explosions which wracked the underground passage. There were no survivors.
Two Mexican nationals were also killed by gunshots at the entrance to the tunnel, which was concealed in a candy store near the border.
“The carnage was beyond description,” reported a federal agent. “We found only body parts,” he said. “The sight was beyond horrifying,” the agent, a veteran of Iraq, continued. “I have not seen its equal, even on the battlefield.”
The tunnel collapsed along its entire length, and a ranch house at its terminus was enveloped in flames, killing three and injuring five. Gordon Crowe, sheriff of Toluca, stated: “We will not rest until the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice.”
michael isherwood, @lascruscessun.com
<this is a fictional news account based on the novel An American Hiroshima by Don Wulffson>
America was on the border of disaster. A slew of barbarous murders of illegal aliens in New Mexico has incited riots throughout much of the country and had brought the US and Mexico to the brink of war. Reporter Mike Isherwood, a bruised and bitter veteran of Iraq, was there to cover the bloody story—but the story he began to uncover was far more complex and treacherous than anything he would have anticipated—the annihilation of America. As the countdown to disaster continued death by death, he moved through a maze of traitors, terrorists and CIA operatives. With all of the odds against him, only a lovely libidinous female deputy sheriff stood staunchly at his side.
Who were the good guys? Who were the bad guys? And who were the fall guys? Isherwood might well die trying to find out …
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