More truth than fiction, and an outstanding and inspiring thriller.
This book kept me up for nights after finishing it. Not due to nightmares. Not due to frustrations with the story. But because it was that good. It was that brain stimulating. If you've never known much about what happens in the Congo, and how third world countries are being taken advantage of, constantly shoved down for the benefit of others, financially robbed, and their people murdered, then treat yourself to a valuable and inspiring lesson in ethics and humanity and read this.
Pamela Crane USA Today bestselling author.
The story follows Joseph, an Olympian who was originally from the Congo, but whose family was murdered. He ended up being adopted by an American family where his dreams come true and prosperity follows him. But upon a return to his homeland, he sees the truth behind the veil of what's happening to his people. As mega-corporations open up mineral mining, they hire the locals. And yet if the locals want a decent wage or better working conditions, they are murdered and framed as "rebels." The cycle continues until Joseph steps into the scene, taking down the man who killed his parents and rioting for change.
Along his harrowing journey he adopts a boy named Moises, rekindles love with his childhood best friend Maya, and proves himself a hero that I could only wish we saw more of in today's world, fighting for those who can't.
This book inspired me, shocked me, broke me, and pieced me back together as it delivered a fast-paced tale and truly heroic characters. It was a history lesson of suffering and greed that I hope to one day be a part of fixing.
Thank you, Peter Ralph, for this most enlightening crime fiction story.