Lady Justice has a long memory as FBI analyst Jake Bernstein investigates a suspected Nazi spy wanted for war crimes.
A BODYGUARD OF LIES is a riveting blend of romantic thriller, mystery and WWII espionage. A Jewish-American FBI analyst, Jake Bernstein, is recruited by MI-5 to go undercover and investigate a naturalized American grandmother. The elderly woman is suspected by MI-5 of being a notorious Nazi spy wanted for war crimes. Jake Bernstein runs into a series of complications: This spy knows a secret that could endanger the British royal family; his attraction to the old woman’s beautiful granddaughter; an Irish, neo-Nazi group tries to kill him; and all the while, a clever, cagey old woman stands in the way of justice.
Latina Author, Donna del Oro, Supports Scholarships for Latina College Students at University of California, Davis Hispanic PR Wire
GRANITE BAY, California, May 7 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- At the 39th annual La Raza Cultural Days fiesta on the UC Davis campus, author Donna Del Oro appeared to do a booksigning for her new novel, OPERATION FAMILIA, which is receiving rave notices from critics and readers alike. The Latina sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma, sponsored the author's appearance with the author donating proceeds from the sale of her humorous "chica lit" novel to a new scholarship program begun by Sigma Lambda Gamma.
UC Davis is dear to Donna Del Oro's heart, for her daughter graduated from there in 1994. Having worked her way through college the hard way, the author knows the importance of having a support network for young Latinas, such as Sigma Lambda Gamma and the Puente programs. Most Latino and Latina college students rely on scholarships, grants and loans to get through college. What Sigma Lambda Gamma and other Latino and Latina fraternities and sororities are doing to help their fellow students is a very worthwhile enterprise and the author commends them. The author has pledged to donate a percentage of her novel's sales to Sigma Lambda Gamma's scholarship program.
OPERATION FAMILIA, available to order through Floricanto Press, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com, is a humorous story with romantic and suspense elements. The main character, Dina Salazar nearly has it all-a career she loves in Silicon Valley and a boyfriend with prospects. Still, her ex-fiance has come back to drive her crazy and although she wants to continue hating him, he's hard to resist. Dina's Mexican-born grandmother reveals the dark secrets from her youthful past -- a baby son she had to abandon when she immigrated to the States. Now, her grown son, who followed in his father's footsteps and became a drug cartel boss, has been murdered and Dina's Mexican cousin, whom she's never met, is on the run in Mexico with cartel secrets, fleeing her father's killers. Grandma Gomez wants Dina, the smart one in the family, to rescue her cousin before the cartel finds her. Dina, a schoolteacher, hasn't a clue how to become her family's savior. But when "la familia" calls, what's a girl to do?
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