Gold Medal Winner in the Latino Books Into Movies Awards
Finalist in the 2023 IAN Book of the Year Awards
Book Excellence Award Winner
Finalist in the Coverfly ScreenCraft Cinematic Competition
“A beautiful story, flawless editing, and stylish writing.” ~ Readers’ Favorite
By David Pereda
A Multicultural Action Thriller
Thomas Bertram is an American living in San Salvador with his fiancée Cecilia. They own a popular neighborhood restaurant and plan to wed soon. Thomas’s dream is to obtain a resident visa for Cecilia and return to the United States.
Domingo Jimenez and his wife Blanca own a small repair shop across the street. Domingo’s dream is to move to America as well so that his young daughter Nancy can grow up speaking English and having a good education and a better life than he and Blanca had.
When armed gang members invade their neighborhood to demand “protection” money and threaten them with death if they don’t pay, Thomas and Domingo’s dreams for the future take on a new perspective. They decide to flee the country with their families through Guatemala and Mexico to seek asylum in the United States.
But their journey is more challenging than expected, and they face a myriad of difficulties and must overcome multiple obstacles that put not only their dreams but their lives at risk.
Award-Winning Author – David Pereda
Best Selling Author
David Pereda is the award-winning author of twelve thrillers and mainstream novels. His books have won the Lighthouse Book Awards twice, the Royal Palm Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, the Readers Favorite Awards twice, the Book Excellence Award, and the Latino Books Into Movies Award in the Drama TV Series category. In addition, he has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and Qatar, among others.
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