Devil’s Kitchen is a mystery novel of the American Southwest which contains, in addition to great sex, realistic violence, and a witty and heroic pair of lovers, ideas about the uses of intuition and the denial of those uses in ordinary western thinking. Devil’s Kitchen also references the Sonoran Desert from an environmentalist’s point of view, particularly in the matter of water usage, which, with the increase in human population, has also become a global issue. The novel also contains, I hope, a deliberately incidental refutation of the negative stereotype of certain Americans, born in the United States, who are sometimes called Mexican-Americans. That said, if I had you at “great sex,” you’re the best possible kind of reader.
As for me, I was raised in the country and grew up in town. I’m a Vietnam vet and a member of Veterans for Peace. My BA degree is in Literature and Writing and it’s from the University of Arizona. Devil’s Kitchen is my first novel.