Gunfire. Murder. Terrifying emotions flood Alan Meyer’s psyche after he becomes involved with a captain in a major Mexican drug cartel. Rico Coronado is a ruthless psychopath who entices customers and women with his charms, then uses them as is necessary to reach his goal: more money, more drugs, and more power.
Alan’s nightmare begins when a routine appointment becomes a scene of cold blooded murder in March 1988. Witnessing Coronado’s kidnapping of a woman and child and killing of an innocent bystander ensnares Alan into a world he never knew existed. Taking refuge in the drugs, he fears for his and his family’s lives and makes the worst possible move—afraid to do anything—he obeys Coronado’s orders.
The unwarranted and ruthless murder of three more people propels Alan deeper into the world of crime. Nightmares haunt his sleep. Fear of capture fills his days. After he is arrested, he sets forth an effort toward atonement by telling the FBI the entire story. His subsequent incarceration for over twenty years brings nightmares of punishment for what he had done. A tortured soul, he must find his own kind of peace within the prison walls.
This was the story found in the actual court transcript of the 1990 Capital Murder trial of Genero Camacho, Jr. Character names were changed to protect the identities of those who wished to remain anonymous, yet the actual testimony they gave during that trial is the basis for “One Wrong Move.” The circumstances and descriptions of the crimes are completely fact based where characterizations, backgrounds and dialog are the tools Elaine Fields Smith used to create this hair raising yet, believable, tale.