Nate Hunter has no desire to visit Chiapas, Mexico. It’s 1993, dawn of the Internet Age, and his star as a brilliant computer engineer is on the rise. He wants to stay put and focus on his work. But his wife, Sarah, a dedicate nurse, wants to save the world. Invited to join a mission trip to the village of Mirador, deep in the Lancadon Jungle, she decides she’s going, and Nate won’t let her go alone. He knows the looming enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is causing unrest among the campesinos and the government is cracking down on protests. The pastor leading the trip insists it’s safe. Beneath the promised safety and surface calm, a rebellion is brewing. A group of peasants calling themselves Zapatistas is preparing for war. By the time the group reaches Mirador, Nate realizes the trip is a mistake. That evening, Sarah tangles with the leader of a parliamentary group, triggering events that lead Nate to a secret rebel camp deep in the jungle, where unforgiving tests and a newfound sense of purpose challenge everything he believes about himself as a husband, lover, fighter, and man.
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite
“This is one of those historical fiction novels where it is apparent that the author spent some time doing research and getting it right. From the very beginning, the author not only let the reader know the characters were in for a dramatic ride, but he also ensured that the reader was strapped in tight to enjoy the ride along with the characters.”