Maitland Sutterfield is a San Francisco journalist who has just been through an exhausting divorce. He takes a writer's holiday, accepting an assignment as a reporter in Guatemala. In full flight from his personal demons, Sutterfield seeks peace in a beautiful land unlike his own - but this is Guatemala of the 1980s, and there is a brutal civil war underway. Instead of peace, Sutterfield finds the perils of love in a time of revolution, not to mention the moral quandaries of a country that is descending into madness.
Maitland's main contact in Guatemala is Sofia Mendez, who takes him to a small Catholic mission in the highlands run by a Spanish-trained Jesuit priest. Maitland volunteers at the mission, convinced that the priest's ministry is a vivid example of the Liberation Theology movement about which he hopes to write the definitive book-length analysis. But complications abound when Sofia becomes Maitland's lover, before either he or Sofia have a chance to discuss the real nature of her previous vocation.
Maitland is oppressively aware of the subtle but inevitable exploitation of third-world sources by first-world media, but the tables are turned as he finds himself trapped in a dangerous dilemma in which Sofia's needs dictate both their futures.
Nigel Jay Cooper
A moving and vulnerable depiction of a relationship in decline. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, it explores what it means to live, to love and to lose.
What ex-diplomat Michael Blake wanted was a quiet birding trip up the Nile – he wasn’t expecting a revolution ...
Nigel Jay Cooper
Who gets to say what's normal?
Frank will do anything to keep his mother and father apart. But he's carrying baggage - and it might just weigh him down ...
Alan Harrison is mourning the death of his wife. A trip to Sweden is in the offing - but will it help him get over it?
George B. Handley
A shared love of the Utah landscape heals family wounds for two unlikely friends in this tale of restoration in the wake of loss and betrayal.
J. Victor Tomaszek
James N. Patrick, Sr
The blood of the many for the profits of the few.
Steal a few cents and they put you in jail. Steal a few million and they put you in charge.
Oh how Lou Brown misses being a poor and miserable failure - he was so free then! This brilliant and hilarious novel is On the Road meets Catcher in the Rye in modern-day Los Angeles.
One rainy afternoon in a Brooklyn diner, Peter Howland punctures an egg with his fork. Repulsed, Peter pushes the plate away and never eats again.