The Rich Don’t Care
The rich don’t care about you or me, but they are starting to care about the land under us, at least where the World Cup games will be held. Mark my words. Thousands of people—even Dez—will be forced from their homes by the developers. They’ll call it progress, and the politicians will make it all legal for them.”
–Rio Street Kid Stargazer, Book I of the RIO CRIME THRILLER SERIES
About the Book
Beyond the beautiful beaches and elegant hotels lurks the squalor and crushing poverty of Rio’s notorious favelas. It is a dangerous, exotic world governed by a different set of laws and shaped by contrasts — beauty, violence, power, poverty, protection, corruption, faith and drugs. Here, in the slums of Rio, thousands of poor people face horrific choices every day. It’s no exception when sixteen-year-old Rio street kid Lucas Rocha meets Daniel Burke, a Brazilian-American businessman visiting from Boston. When Lucas snatches Daniel’s wallet in an act of desperation, it sets in motion a series of catastrophic events, and the lives of these two strangers become permanently … and dangerously … entangled.
Facing down Rio’s powerful drug lords, both Lucas and Daniel are hell-bent to beat the odds and make things right. But what is right in a world filled with wrong?