Near the end of World War II, we find Texas Gerardo Montez, in the trenches of Germany where he meets another young Colombian who will become his lifelong friend and business partner, Hector Gonzalez de Garcia y Gomez. Gerardo and Hector find much in common in their shared Christian beliefs and outlook on life. The two men work hard and long as coffee growers while at the same time caring for their workers, their families and surrounding villagers. At times, Gerardo and Hector were the only buffer between the poor workers and the cartel that wanted the coffee growers off what they viewed as their exclusive property - the very land itself - and the workers. Over several decades the two families build a small empire of coffee growing and processing, medical clinics, and humanitarian services. But all this comes at a price. The factory is burned down before it is even completed. A hurricane takes her toll. Grizzly murders, including beheadings, are committed. The cartel uses every means at its disposal to rid themselves of these coffee growers. Hector is kidnapped early on; Gerardo's two children are kidnapped. Hector's daughter, Consuelo, a physician, is abducted by the cartel to tend to wounds of cartel members. Workers and villagers are stricken with a mysterious and deadly disease. How can the plantation and factory survive? How are Hector, Gerardo, their wives and their children, to survive?
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 19th January 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.209