American Visa : A Novel
by Juan de Recacoechea, Juan Recacoechea S.
Armed with fake papers, a handful of gold nuggets and a snazzy custom-made suit, an unemployed schoolteacher with a singular passion for detective fiction sets out from small-town Bolivia on a desperate quest for an American visa - his best hope for escaping his painful past and reuniting with his grown son in Miami. American Visa is beautifully written, atmospheric, and stylish in the manner of Chandler ... a smart, exotic crime fiction offering.' - George Pelecanos, author of The Night Gardener'