Antonio Morisán spends the last night of his ordinary life with his beautiful wife, Rosa, destined to escape the country early the next morning. The young businessman is on the verge of being arrested for questioning, and, as this new novel reveals, the unknown outcome could be disastrous. Following an impulse to visit a beautiful woman before his rendezvous with a pilot creates a cascading chain of events.
Set in the 1950s in the fictional repressive country of Tacafecas, “The Road to Eden” offers a fast-paced adventure that begins when Antonio deviates from his escape plan to visit Edén, a remote farm owned by Alison Pater Díaz, a young widow he met on the bus. Antonio is smitten by the blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty and her orange grove, and the two start a whirlwind affair when a natural disaster keeps him from leaving.
A sudden accident changes everything, and Antonio learns the hard way what can happen when someone is accused of political crimes against a harsh regime. His very life hangs in the balance, and he must depend on others if he hopes to see Rosa again. With vivid descriptions of a time when Bel Air convertibles ruled the roadways and Lucky Strikes were the cigarette of choice, T.J. Valenzuela’s sexy novel offers unforgettable action and adventure.
This is the second book for author T.J. Valenzuela, who also wrote “The Moon Lit the Owl’s Way.” He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up there and in Guatemala. He earned a graduate degree in geography and worked as an educator. He and his wife, Rose, live in Crestone, Colo., with their three dogs.