We’re Better off Riding Out the Storm than Running From It

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I’ve spent a lot of my life gazing at the stars, and the way I see it, we’re better off riding out the storm than running from it.

Lucas Rocha –Rio Street Kid Stargazer, Book I of the RIO CRIME THRILLER SERIES


About the Book

RIO 3D cover croppedA gripping, gritty, action-packed crime thriller ripped from today’s headlines about the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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? 

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