Lexi is a piece of work—tattoos, piercings, hair dyed red—she fights with her mom and leaves home at eighteen to search for her missing father. She hitchhikes to Mexico City, but sex traders nab her. Barely escaping, she recovers at an orphanage in southern Mexico before hitting the road again.
A drug runner named Hector tries to drag Lexi into his schemes, and his bed. She bolts from both attempts and he is obsessed with catching her. Hector’s cartel chases Lexi all the way to the catacombs under the Monastery of San Francisco, Lima.
From the bones of the mass grave, Lexi begins her most difficult journey—her battle against herself. Franciscan priest, Father Abel, becomes Lexi's greatest ally with his gentle challenges.
Lexi ran south to forget her past and reclaim the love of her father. At the worst possible moment, he failed her, but what she gained in Latin America was more than she ever dreamed possible. Readers will meet real Latin Americas. The characters are based on actual people, researched throughout Central and South America. Read chapter 1 here. Or buy on Amazon now. Annotated version here.