Ripping the Veil

by Jan Smolders



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781475985252
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781475985245
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781475985238

About the Book

In a room of a posh hotel in Punta Cana, the jewel of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Silvia Herrera takes a stand against ruthless, Mafia-style extortion and violence.

Moments earlier, she’d discovered another victim of the brutal syndicate she works for. It’s the third case she’s encountered in two weeks, and she knows that she must draw a line in the sand. Just days ago, one of her acquaintances was murdered for not paying the protection money the mob demanded. She knows that her bosses are a cruel gang of criminals in the Caribbean, exploiting AIDS patients. Despite the feeble protection of laws designed to stop just this sort of abuse, the people she works for assume themselves to be above those laws. Silvia decides to take a stand against corruption, against violence, against the hopelessness these men spread like a virus among the island’s weakest residents. But first, she needs to know who these crime lords are. She and two friends embark on a wild and dangerous hunt for the criminals. It leads her and her friends through hidden corners of Santo Domingo and through jungles, cities, remote towns, and mysterious churches and convents in Venezuela.

Can Silvia uncover the truth before her dangerous enemies bury her?

About the Author

Jan Smolders has lived in Belgium, Japan, and Singapore and carries Belgian and American passports. He has run industrial corporations on three continents and led Clinton Foundation development initiatives in Latin America. His earlier novels are Viral Games, The Bridge of Whispers, and The Convenient Fund. He lives in Florida.