Raven Unbound

This is Part #17 | Jump to Raven # 1  Don Hidalgo stood holding the bound Raven in one hand and aiming a pistol at Don Pedro with the other. Don Pedro scowled back at him. “Don Hidalgo, don’t do this,” Pato said. “Nothing ends well with guns.” “A chance I’ll take,” Hidalgo said, “since… Continue reading Raven Unbound

Never Trust a Nobleman

Raven Series Part #16 | Jump to Raven # 1  I was surprised to see Pato the next afternoon when I pulled into the lot at Cenote Cardenas. He had parked next to the wooden stairway leading down to the water and was sitting on the open tailgate of his truck, Silver, smoking a cigarette.… Continue reading Never Trust a Nobleman

Pato’s Big News

Raven Series # 14 | Jump to Raven # 1  Don Pedro’s question chewed its way through my mind. I tried to think of who would be angry enough at me to kidnap Raven.  The dive business was going well, but I wasn’t taking food from anybody’s mouth. There were more than enough divers for… Continue reading Pato’s Big News

A Personal Matter

Raven Series Part #13 | Jump to Raven # 1  Don Pedro and I zip-tied the unconscious Bonetta to the angle iron supporting the compressor frame. The walls were double thick, but to be sure nobody could hear him, I fired up the compressor. It wouldn’t hurt to top off the high-pressure air reservoir. There’d… Continue reading A Personal Matter

Two Empty Hands

Raven Series # 10 | Jump to Raven # 1  His machete gleaming in the moonlight, Don Pedro stepped from behind a tree. He nodded his head toward the far side of the street.  I turned. We walked away from the hostel in silence. After a block or two, he leaned toward me and asked, … Continue reading Two Empty Hands

Unofficial Lockers

Raven Series #9 | Jump to Raven # 1  The cashier shook his head. No lockers. I would have believed him, but I believed Raven more. She had told me there were lockers at the bus station, so there had to be. For that reason, I pressed the cashier. “There are no lockers? No way… Continue reading Unofficial Lockers

Whispering Shadows

Raven Series #8 | Jump to Raven # 1  The whisper came from the shadows. “Don Cuervo?” I flinched. But I recognized the voice. “Buenas noches, Ramón.” Hidden in the shadows in a narrow alley, the boy was invisible to the people passing on the street. “Buenas noches, Don Cuervo,” Ramón said.  “My father, he wants… Continue reading Whispering Shadows