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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Rehder Narrator: Sergei Burbank Publisher: Benjamin Michael Rehder Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder comes The Chicken Hanger.

Ricky Delgado works as a chicken hanger at the poultry plant in Rugoso, Texas, a small border town just 30 miles south of Laredo. His quiet, illegal lifestyle is disrupted when he learns that his brother Tomás has been shot and injured shortly after crossing the border. Together, Ricky and Tomás and seek justice, or remain silent and endure the injustices common to all wetbacks within the states. Meanwhile, Ricky is fighting a battle within his own body, a disease he acquired in the poultry plant, unbeknownst to everyone but the crooked manager and the company's doctor.

The townspeople of Rugoso have long been used to Mexicans entering the states illegally. The street signs, billboards, and food labels are printed in both English and Spanish to accommodate more consumers. Even the judicial system has a growing number of authorities with Spanish last names, and Herschel Gandy is sick of it. A wealthy Rugoso ranch owner and self-appointed defender of the border, he has taken to firing warning shots at illegals crossing over on his ranch. But when he finds a bloodied backpack near the place he had been shooting, the repercussions of his cover-up game affect the entire town.

Warren Coleman, the best border patrol agent in Rugoso, has been struggling with his conscience since allowing a trio of illegal aliens to cross one morning. One was obviously injured. After stopping a van smuggling drugs over the border, Warren shoots and kills the driver in his partner's defense. He is immediately thrown into national spotlight for his heroism, or brutality, depending on the source. While visiting his partner in the hospital, Warren again runs into the illegal with the injured hand. Fearing the consequences of his decisions, Warren must decide between leaving Rugoso for a new start, or pursuing his growing suspicion that there is more to discover about the Mexican's injury.... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gary | 6/26/2013

    " Ben did an excellent job with this book. He really built strong characters. It was very easy for me to picture each scene in my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill Rutherford | 6/4/2013

    " Good story, but wraps up a little too neatly for my taste. About illegal immigrants and their experience in Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolgene | 3/3/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it's very hard to find a story concerning the immigration problems along the Texas-Mexico border that isn't biased, this story was entertaining and thought provoking perhaps giving each 'side' a different prospective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harry Hemstreet | 12/20/2012

    " Great story, moves fast - interesting and amusing. Recommended. "

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