By Lawrence Swaim

Maitland Sutterfield is a San Francisco journalist who has simply been via an onerous divorce. he is taking a writer's vacation, accepting an project as a reporter in Guatemala. In complete flight from his own demons, Sutterfield seeks peace in a stunning land in contrast to his personal - yet this can be Guatemala of the Eighties, and there's a brutal civil conflict underway. rather than peace, Sutterfield reveals the perils of affection in a time of revolution, let alone the ethical quandaries of a rustic that's descending into insanity. Maitland's major touch in Guatemala is Sofia Mendez, who takes him to a small Catholic venture within the highlands run through a Spanish-trained Jesuit priest. Maitland volunteers on the challenge, confident that the priest's ministry is a shiny instance of the Liberation Theology circulate approximately which he hopes to put in writing the definitive book-length research. yet issues abound whilst Sofia turns into Maitland's lover, prior to both he or Sofia have an opportunity to debate the true nature of her earlier vocation. Maitland is oppressively conscious of the delicate yet inevitable exploitation of third-world resources by means of first-world media, however the tables are became as he unearths himself trapped in a deadly trouble during which Sofia's wishes dictate either their futures.

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