The critics are right, but the publishing industry is also right. This book is badly written, full of clichés, and the characters fit better in Brooklyn than MExico. BUT the book is going to sell a billion copies, and the Netflix film will be more popular than any of their other cliched sicario Netlix novelas. The Mexican sicario/pity porn genre has taken the place of the Zane Grey western. Remember: The West is tougher than any man (or woman) can write about.