Criminal lawyer Cash McCahill gets caught on the wrong side of the Rio Grande, where his skills of persuasion face the ultimate test. He pleads for his life to a jury of one: La Tigra, the lethal leader of a Mexican drug cartel. He escapes death by promising to defend the client of her choice and walk him.
His hope to be “one and done” with the drug world is a delusion. A rival cartel moves into La Tigra’s territory in Texas and gives Cash an ultimatum: defect or die. With the clock on his life ticking down, Cash cannot seek protection from the cops or the feds, both of whom suspect him of complicity in a murder.
The FBI and DEA wage a turf war over which agency takes the lead on investigating Cash. Since he is already a felon, having served two years behind bars for jury tampering, a second conviction would send him away for life.
Cash’s stint in Club Fed saddled him with an obsession. He vows to prove the coroner made the wrong call by ruling suicide on his cellmate’s death. Cash is convinced it was murder.
Cartel warfare piles up bodies on both sides of the border. Despite deep distrust and double dealing on all sides, Cash brokers a ceasefire. In the fog of peace, he saves his law license and his skin, by playing off cartel against cartel and country against country.
But his freedom comes at a terrible price.
“Author Paul Coggins' tenure as a career criminal defense attorney again serves him well for Cash McCahill's newest adventure delving into the criminal underworld. The story's narrative engulfs you with sharp characterizations, then keeps you buckled up tight for the ride to follow. Himself a blend of snarky wit and derring-do, McCahill remains the attorney you want and need for your next dustup with the cartel... or perhaps for his own, tiger included. Fast-paced and simply wonderful, here is a worthy sequel you won't put down.”
—Brent Jones, Author of Days of Steel Rain
“Paul Coggins has done it again, another hard-to-put-down crime thriller featuring criminal defense attorney Cash McCahill. With a plot that sizzles and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Eye of the Tigress takes you on a wild ride that you’ll remember long after you turn the final page. Buy a copy today!”
—Harry Hunsicker, Former Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America and Author of Texas Sicario