Scribner, Aug 2004, 25.00, 306 pp.
His dilapidated property, inherited from his homicidal father is located near the TIJUANA STRAITS, but loner Sam Fahey never goes surfing at the renowned locale as he had when he was a teen. Instead the former jailbird earns a pittance as a worm farmer who cannot leave his land for the anxiety attacks cripple him when he tries.
Sam, tracking wild dogs, finds a battered Mexican woman. Though...