A peaceful rally in Saint Teresa Park, protesting recent killings of Latino immigrants, erupted in violence when two Caucasian males shouted racial slurs at the gathering. Rioting and looting quickly spread into Toluca.
Forty-eight deaths were reported, including that of Sheriff Gordon Crowe. Hospitals soon overflowed with the wounded, many of whom are not expected to survive.
Throughout Toluca, stores were looted and vandalized, sixteen of which were extensively damaged by fire. A spokesperson from the mayor’s office, Liana Cisneros, estimated that the cost to be “upwards of sixty million, and still climbing.” She further commented: “Our town is in ruins. This is a disaster of tragic proportions for the citizenry of Toluca.”
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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BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage