Alone in Boca Raton

by Jan Smolders



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781491748275
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781491748268

About the Book

Mario Osorio, a young Mexican textile engineer, is in the United States on a temporary work permit. When an attractive, middle-aged Floridian business owner named Erin Brown takes a strong personal interest in him and proposes to sponsor him for a green card as a manager in her textile business, they strike a deal that allows Mario to stay in the States legally.

Only days later, however, matters get complicated for Mario; his mother, Gloria, unexpectedly flees from Mexico illegally, going to New Mexico with her two young children, Anita and Roberto, to escape her husband, Mario’s stepfather, José. Mario eventually brings his undocumented family to Florida and hides them in a place close to his. But it’s only a matter of time until things go wrong. Soon Mario finds himself dealing with a drug connection, a shady deal with a Mexican contractor, a crooked lawyer, and the possible deportation of his family—all while a romance begins to blossom between him and Jenny, Erin’s daughter.

In this novel, only time will tell if Mario will be able to reunite his family and shore up the life he had begun to build for himself in Florida.

About the Author

Jan Smolders, a Belgian and US citizen, has lived in Belgium, Japan, Singapore, and, since 1987, the United States. He has run industrial corporations worldwide and led Clinton Foundation activities in Latin America. His previous novels are Viral Games, The Bridge of Whispers, The Convenient Fund, Ripping the Veil, and Tennessee Tremors.