One man's sacrifice, one family's struggle, one country's conscience.
In 2014, young politician Leopoldo López led some of the biggest protests in Venezuela's history against the regime of Nicolas Maduro. He subsequently found himself face to face with one of the hardest decisions of his life: to abandon his country and continue the struggle from abroad, or stay in Caracas and wait to be arrested. In the choice between freedom or prison, he decided to sacrifice his comfortable life with his family and turned himself in to the authorities. The decision made him a hero.
Writing with a forceful narrative pulse, Javier Moro reconstructs the story of a father who became a prisoner overnight, put into a jail cell for a crime he didn't commit. The story of a mother forced to hide the truth from her children while appealing to the UN and the White House for her husband's freedom. The story of two parents who refuse to resign themselves to the fact that their son will spend his life behind bars. The story of how, little by little, the whole world will come to understand what is really happening in Venezuela.
With the rigor of an investigative article and the cautious rhythm of a journalistic report, Javier Moro has created a book as unputdownable as some of the best fiction.
The new novel from the author of Indian Passion, You Are the Empire and On the Surface.
An epic of the 21st century, They Want Us Dead is the story of a young Venezuelan couple beset by unimaginable hardship, and the dedication of two headstrong individuals prepared to sacrifice everything for their beliefs.