Esperanza, a small coastal town in Mexico known for its natural beauty, community spirit and quality of life, is about to have its local ecology of fishing and tourism disrupted by a group of outsiders. As Esperanza’s pro-development mayor, and Natura, a major environmental NGO, work to shape the town’s future, a bilateral war on drugs has provoked a turf war between rival drug cartels that threatens to consume Mexico. Can Esperanza preserve its traditional values, natural resources and local economy, or will it be destroyed by the corruption, greed and violence of a global marketplace where everything is for sale?
Does the American Dream exist? Jack Wild thinks so, the day he steps off the bus from small-town Arizona into the San Francisco bustle where hip twenty-somethings are making millions off the dot-com boom. The problem is the boom just went bust. So what’s a guy with a business degree with a couple hundred in the bank supposed to do in the city with no friends, no place to live and no job? That’s Jack’s problem. The City follows the lives of Jack and his future housemates as they struggle to find success in modern urban America.
It all started as an idea: kidnap his girlfriend, take her to a secluded beach house in the south of Italy, and ransom her back to her rich father in California. At the time, it seemed like a good alternative to teaching English for a living. Nick Cane was tired of being poor in Italy and Luca and Sergio were ready to make some money.
Erik Miles finds paradise on the island of Florianópolis, Brazil. With a tidy inheritance he settles in a quiet fishing village on a deserted beach and plans his future bar. Erik is bewitched by his new home and the curious and eccentric locals. When his money doesn't arrive, he must adopt the Brazilian jeito, or trick to living, to survive.
Note: Exile is sold out and currently out of print. I orginally published Exile in two volumes. I will be releasing a revised, single volume, second edition next year. Check back for updates.