This is a revolutionary work. Political, social, timely, and most importantly -- human. As a book, it is a riveting epic, and t only because of the scope of the story, but because of the ideas and characters who inhabit the story. Set during the Civil War in California, the book features an actual conspiracy where a clandestine group kwn as the Knights of the Golden Circle, who were the forerunners of the Ku Klux Klan, attempted to turn California into an apartheid state, separate from the Union. California, at the time, was wealthier than the Union and a place of unrivalled possibility and unmatched hatreds.
Boston Teran became a literary sensation with a first novel God Is a Bullet. The winner of numerous international awards, the author has been compared to novelists such as Hemingway, Maupassant, and McCarthy, and because of a unique writing style, also compared to the painters Picasso and Bruegel, the composer Tchaikovsky, and filmmakers such as John Ford, Sergio Leone, and David Lean.