15-year-old Catalina Guzman, intelligent and desirable, is an easy victim for the ruthless General Andres Ascencio, a candidate for the governorship of a Mexican state, married to him within weeks of their first meeting. She gradually becomes an asset that her husband abuses at his own risk.

Mexican Bolero 1991, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140104172

Trade paperback

Mexican Bolero 1990, Viking Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780670818853