J.W. Stephens edited the summary of Chess With Carrizo Monday, July 9, 2012.
The West Texas Desert can be murder on a marriage. When Tru Marcus and a twelve year old boy in her care are kidnapped by rogue members of a Mexican drug cartel, it's up to her husband and the local sheriff to get them back. A chase leads through the night on horseback over the Chihuahuan Desert to a hidden mountain camp in Mexico and further into the Mayan ruins of the Northern Yucatan Penisula. Chris Marcus finds that he and his wife are caught in the middle of an ugly game being played by a corrupt deputy and a suave, but very angry drug lord, Jorge Carrizo. Circumstances force an unlikely alliance with a giant, well educated, Russian bodyguard. They soon learn that a wealthy man's game board can cross half a continent and erase all ethical lines with a single phone call. Carrizo plays a deadly game of chess.