In CINCO DE MAYO, Edwards provides his readers with a mini history lesson about the victory at the first battle of Puebla, by the Mexican Army. Emilio Escobar, of the Army of Mexico, tells the dire war stories through his own eyes.
President Juarez promotes Emilio from Captain to Major, because of his success driving back the French invaders. He considers Emilio a hero.
Studying to become a lawyer, Emilio befriends a Lieutenant Xavier Carrillo, who shares the same goal. Their friendship continues with the decision to leave the Army and become partners in their own law firm.
Readers who enjoy historical novels will enjoy Edwards fifty-two page mini story, CINCO DE MAYO.