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Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:35 AM


Soon to be announced, Guillermo Paxton will be signing books for fans of THE PLAZA at the Bookcase in Weatherford, Texas. The Plaza is well reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and by customers on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.

". . . the novel's daringness and its dark, all-too-real conclusion put an unsettling perspective
on the alarming situation south of the border. An engaging read that will undoubtedly awaken readers to the horrors of the drug war." - Kirkus Reviews

" It seemed a timely and important read.

Hard hitting, intense, and violent, THE PLAZA tells the story of two main factions trying to gain control over the drug trade in the city of Juarez and beyond. Saul is an idealistic journalist who is trying to shed light on the drug trade as well as the corruption within law enforcement; Juan and Felipe are players in opposing factions. Paxton keeps the story moving, even as the death toll mounts. I kept reading, eager to find out what happened, even if some parts were incredibly brutal and hard to read.

As I read I remembered the 49 people who were beheaded. The situation in Mexico is horrific. THE PLAZA is disturbing in its depiction of the situation in Juarez. This, however, I think is the point. We need to be disturbed. And Paxton did it well.

(Not to take away from the power of the book; but I could really see this book being made into a movie.)"


"As a reader familiar with tales like this as well as some of the real life tragedies that have been reported in the news, I knew many of the characters were not going to make it. Yet I couldn't stop turning the page to see how it would all unfold. THE PLAZA is an brilliant piece of work!"

-Chris Mendius, Author of Spoonful

Ask for it at your bookstore. Contact the author through his website for interviews and speaking events @

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