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The year is 1955 with the Beat Generation and the birth of rock and roll in full swing.
Also in full swing are covert and clandestine government operations.
War hero John Rawbone Lourdes, grandson of an infamous American outlaw and assassin, and son of a renowned agent for the Bureau of Investigation sets off on an odyssey through Texas into Mexico, to uncover one of the most foreboding true conspiracies of the time.
A profound novel of social protest and the violence and treachery committed to crush it, The Country I Lived In is also a moving personal story about love and loyalty--loyalty to a woman, to one's friends, to one's nation, and ultimately to the truth.