A father murdered. A wife kidnapped. A lethal drug. A teacher caught in the middle.
In Point of Control, a modern Bogotá conceals a dark past of assassination, kidnapping and murder that echoes across a century of Colombian history. Now, ex-pat English teacher Anders Neyman must race to clear his name after he is implicated in a series of kidnappings in the capital that includes one of his own students. Joined in tragedy with an unlikely team of a veteran detective, a war-scarred soldier and a grieving husband, they confront a conspiracy that threatens to shatter the country’s fragile stalemate in the post Uribe era.
Drawing on historical events, Point of Control weaves history with fiction in a page-turner that propels Anders and the amateur detectives towards a bloody confrontation with a cast of ruthless kidnappers and callous thieves in a fight not only for their survival but for the fate of the country.
Years ago, when Drake Green left his comfortable university life behind and arrived in Colombia, he was fascinated by the rich yet and colorful history of the South American nation. History was real and everyone seemed to have a story, a tale of the dark times. He learned that the city is safe, the city is cosmopolitan, the city is modern–except when it is none of those.
With the belief that great writing comes from unforgettable experiences, Drake embraced the Colombian experience. As he made his living as a writer, translator and teacher, Drake absorbed the fascinating stories of a country that was never quite at peace with itself.
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