The Stones in the Field
Set in present day Mexico and based on true events, the novel brings to light the now pandemic crime of kidnap for ransom once reserved for murderous mafias or drug running cartels. Blunt, edgy and disturbingly real, The Stones in the Field is a character driven race of emotion told through the eyes of a family divided; the faithful wife Camila; the guilt stricken brother Armando; Rosa, the vain sister-in-law; and Yolanda, the sweet and innocent daughter on the eve of her quince años. Juxtaposed with the family's battle for a peaceful resolution, is the cursed life of Gustavo Navarro, a trained assassin, battling demons of his own while forced to watch over the kidnapped Luis.
When a ransom amount is agreed upon and an exchange of man for money arranged, the Castillos set off to retrieve their stolen patriarch. But in a world where money and violence reign, there is little room for happy endings.