Pax Azteca is about a young white man named Dennis Machefski who finds a book of magic at the flea market and teaches himself sorcery. His studies go erratically for a while, then he gets himself into serious trouble with some untested magic. An American Indian shaman named Nine Winds bails him out and recruits him to help her battle the Aztec Indians, who want
to destroy the United States and take over Mexico as the opening bid to take over the entire world. It's Dennis and Nine Winds and their motley assortment of shamans and sorcerers against the determined Aztecs and their terrible artifact, the smoking mirror, in a vicious fight to the finish.
This novel won a finalist position in the category Best Published Fantasy, in the 2015 San Diego Book Awards.