About half written, hoping to finish the writing in 2017.
This is a fictional story of a young woman, Esmeralda, who saves the world by a single, careless act. Naturally this one act has deep roots going back through many generations and many cultures. Esmeralda's parents are Brian, an upper-middle class, Jewish, music major from Philadelphia; her mother, Angela a lower class girl from Veracruz, Mexico.
The book has three parts. In the first part, Brian and Angela meet in Veracruz, fall in love, get married and conceive Esmeralda.
The second part is Esmeralda's childhood in Galveston, Texas. She is a feisty, beautiful teenager, Olympic Taekwondo athlete who joins the air force when she graduates from high school. When Angela's parents die in a tragic bus crash in Mexico, Angela's grandmother comes from Mexico to live with the family in Galveston. The grandmother spends a lot of time with Esmeralda, during which time, a great deal of Mayan spiritism is absorbed subconsciously by Esmeralda.
The final part of the book deals with a complex collision of beautiful, grownup, Tex-Mex, Mayan, fighter plane pilot, Esmeralda with Don Calixto, a truly evil, power crazy, Colombian drug lord.
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