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Author Standridge, Roger W., author.
Title A girl and a gun / by Roger W. Standridge.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  PN4784 .Z95 2012 S73eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 92 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Summary As an Afghan war correspondent imbedded with a special operations unit, Ryker Hemingway witnessed unspeakable atrocities. Catapulted into the spotlight by a successful novel, he finds no satisfaction in the fickle world of Hollywood glamor and longs for the comraderie and integrity of the men who fight and die for freedom and human rights. Under pressure to produce his next big story, Ryker can't concentrate. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman, Desiree Amistad, promises a way out. Unfortunately, Desiree is involved in drug smuggling and hunted by Menage, head of a Columbian drug cartel. After a gunfight in which Desiree is wounded and nearly dies, the couple bond and start an idyllic life together. Ryker works on his new novel and everything seems to be going well until Desiree's past catches up. The two are plunged into a world of drugs and gangsters. Desiree's uncle, Hernando Ramos, runs a smuggling operation from an abandoned silver mine on the border. Menage wants the mine to smuggle heroin, cocaine and prostitutes. Using his Army skills, Ryker trains Hernando's men to defend the mine but Desiree appears to betray them. In the final battle, the Columbians are vanquished but Desiree is accidentally shot. She dies in Ryker's arms professing her innocence.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 05, 2012).
Subject Embedded war correspondents -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- Drama.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Cinema and Television Arts.
OCLC number 850491259