This is a journey into the heart of humanity.
I’ve worked on Blood for Freedom: On a Mission among the Mayas for years. This book is a labor of love for me—I’ve spent countless hours researching the subject matter to provide a realistic picture of what life was like for the people I describe in this novel.
This book is filled with adventure and intrigue, based on real events that occurred in the late 1970s. I take you on an unforgettable journey where life is at stake every day, to preserve humanity in the face of greed and violence.
This historical novel is both entertaining and informative, as it takes us back to a time when Guatemala was on the verge of falling back into a guerrilla war. It is also a compelling look at the life of an aid worker in Central America at that time.
I’ve always been intrigued by the world of Central America, and I thought that Guatemala, land of still active volcanoes and the Mayan civilization, would make a great setting for a novel. When I was younger, there were a lot of stories about these countries in the newspapers – people always said things were bad there, but no one ever said why.
So when I started writing my book, I wanted to answer this question: Why did things get so bad? How did people get to where they are now?
The many aspects of this book make it easy for readers to dive into a colorful world of adventure, mystery, danger, and romance. At the same time, they learn about the Guatemalan history through the eyes of someone who experienced it firsthand.
I hope that the detailed descriptions of life in Guatemala will captivate you and hold your attention until the end. According to reviewers, the characters are well drawn and well differentiated: they sound like people you know or even yourself. They recommend this book as an exciting read and a tool to raise awareness of the tragic events that can occur.
by J. P. Piché
Author, Blood for Freedom: On a Mission among the Mayas