This New Mountain
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Like most private investigators AJ Jackson has more than one foot in the fire to make ends meet – driving a tow truck and serving legal documents for local law firms. But not every PI is a mother of four, a grandmother of ten, an ex-gun dealer and former mental patient, or a descendant of a great Choctaw chief. This is a memoir of Vinnie Ann "AJ" Jackson, a country girl with a go-to-hell attitude who must face her fears in order to keep her sanity and make a future for herself.
New Mexico Memories
I remember when I was a kid we used to ride our bikes down to the end of Campbell road in the North Valley, cross over the clear ditch, and run out into the Rio Grande. I had forgotten what late afternoon looked like when the sun was bouncing across the river until I read This New Mountain. Cate Macabe did an excellent job of catching what the water actually looked like:
“I didn’t think about any of that as I kicked bits of the muddy Rio Grande at my friends. Drops of the murky water caught an edge of the sun and sparkled like a queen’s jewels before disappearing back into the brown of the river.”
Being born and raised in New Mexico I was familiar with a lot of places mentioned in the book. If you have ever been in or near the Rio Grande, or walked along the banks, you will enjoy This New Mountain.