A cast of American and Mexican characters in the novel A Mortar of Lies bring to light the precarious relationships shared by these two countries. The setting is San Miguel de Allende, a beautiful colonial town in central Mexico, where an American decides to invest in land development. A man comes with his American girlfriend, but is allured by a Mexican beauty, which eventually reveals the tenuous underpinnings of these two countries and the need for a new model of justice to heal cultural divisions. Lies, love and redemption encompass this suspenseful and exotic tale.
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