The Boy Without a Tribe
a novel by
Robert Bookout

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The Boy Without a Tribe
a novel by
Robert Bookout

His Trip to summer camp interrupted by terrorists. Held for ransom, Bobby escapes into the desert. Near death from lack of food and water, suffering dehydration and the after-effects of a hallucinogenic and poisonous plant (edible, he thinks, after watching a rabbit nibble away) feverish and delusional, he stumbles into a terrorist-style training camp. There he meets Gato.

Raised on the streets and slums of Tijuana, Gato is a teenage hitman on the run from the powerful Tijuana Cartel. He killed one of their soldiers while defending a girl held by the cartel for ransom — a girl he loved at first sight — now there is no turning back.

They become best friends, this privileged American youth and this teenage hitman on the run from a Mexican drug cartel.

The harsh desert and the discipline it takes to survive increase Bobby’s physical endurance and melt the fat around his middle. From Gato he learns self-defense and martial arts, gaining a confidence that even in his most vivid daydreams he never imagined possible. As for Gato, he must overcome both his lack of education and his dark past while fighting the fierce animal that lurks within. Their torturous flight across the desert of a third world country, through villages, slums, cities, trailer parks and junkyards, evading narco-traffickers, bandits and federales, transforms both boys — each becoming a little more like the other.