The Patagonia Files
The Patagonia Files
An Antarctic research vessel sinks and all aboard perish in the freezing waters of the Patagonia. A popular priest is murdered inside a Puerto Montt cathedral. Prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer, Stephan Brent, pleads for his assistant, Emmanuelle Solis, to hand-deliver incriminating files to him in South America where he is in hiding.
But when Emmanuelle arrives in Chile, her simple plan to help Brent quickly goes awry. Brent's body is found on the Argentine-Chile border, and the FBI and Interpol are linking Emmanuelle to a radical conspiracy implicated in his abduction and murder. Fleeing the authorities, she uncovers that someone in her law firm is guarding an explosive secret, and is willing to kill to conceal it.
Pursued by a Prefect of the Chilean Investigative Police--whose belief in the lawyer's innocence is in perilous conflict with his orders to surrender her to foreign authorities--Emmanuelle sets out on a harrowing journey through a labyrinth of misted fjords and glaciers, deep into the Patagonia.
Emmanuelle, now a fugitive, has only seventy-two hours to uncover the truth about Brent's murder, the Patagonia Files, and the sabotaged scientific expedition before a request to extradite her to the US is delivered to Chilean authorities.
Author: Mary Helen Mourra
Publisher: Cavatina Publishers
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 1.04d
About the Author
Mourra, Mary Helen: - Mary Helen Mourra is an international lawyer and adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Her paternal grandparents migrated from the Middle East to Chile in the early 1900s, thereafter settling in Haiti where her father was born and raised. She grew up in Haiti and lived in Chile for several years where many of her relatives still live. Her mother is an American who lived most of her adult life in Haiti and many years in Chile. The Patagonia Files is her debut novel and its sequel; Erzulie's Garden, will be released in 2017.
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