Dare to Survive: Based on the true story of a woman conned and imprisoned in South America for drug trafficking
Carolyn V. Hamilton, author
San Francisco businesswoman Cathryn Prentis’ dream of visiting Peru’s Machu Picchu turns into a living nightmare on October 21, 2003 when she is arrested in the Lima airport and charged with transporting cocaine. Advised by DEA agents, Peruvian lawyers, family and friends to plead guilty and do anything she can—legally or illegally—to escape Peru, Cathryn must choose: should she plead guilty or should she maintain her innocence and risk a deadly prison sentence? And can she overcome a foreign culture she can’t trust, a language she doesn’t speak, corrupt political systems, and politicians with their own agendas?