Sometimes faith is found in the eyes of a child…
In 1968 Father Doug Ryan, an angst-driven Los Angeles priest, is sent to Peru to investigate a padre accused of using mission funds to buy guns for Communist guerrillas. Mistakenly identified by Colonel Lopez, the corrupt future dictator, as the source of the padre’s gun money, Ryan is marked for torture and death. But his life is forever changed when an enigmatic image appears in a dying street urchin's eyes.
When Lopez sends soldiers to assassinate Daniel Barcea―a Professor of Anthropology who was responsible for freeing and settling 2,567 feudal serfs on their own incorporated farmland―and tries to destroy Barcea's land reform manuscript, Daniel's daughter Chabuca joins Ryan on a treacherous path to fulfill two missions: find the padre in the Andean wilderness and keep her father's work from enemy hands.
As they fight to protect the innocent, their growing relationship is tested, along with everything they ever believed in―and only they can show the world...
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"Haunted me to the point of tears...this writing achieves great power." ―Norman Corwin, writer, producer, director
"Powerful...masterful...unique...a heart-breaker and a hope-maker." ―Betty Dravis, career journalist, author, award-winning activist
"Superb, intensely meaningful and timely." ―Dr. Allan Koenig, advisor to several orders of Catholic nuns, Dean of USC's School of Music and the Arts
"How a book can be so universal, and yet, so deeply personal at the same time defies description." ―Iris Gabriel, teacher, journalist, actress
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"Entertaining, enriching...a remarkable achievement." ―Father Anthony Thielen, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Theology, professor at 5 Catholic Universities
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