Some things just aren’t in the guidebook.
Lucy Ripken has landed another dream job, this time writing a guidebook to Costa Rica. Meals and hotel rooms are comped, and she gets to travel everywhere, from the turtle reserves and beaches, to the Arenal volcano, to the cloud forest. As soon as she gets there, though, she starts to see the other side. The side behind the ecotourism and the lush rainforests.
River-rafting accidents and plane crashes are just the beginning. In the jungle there are remnants of old wars, soldiers who turned their skills to the drug trade, or worse. And in the cities there are business men who will take your money with a smile and give you plenty back, without telling you where it came from.
As usual, Lucy can’t just let things slide. When she stumbles across something so horrible that most people wouldn’t believe her if she told them, she gets involved, despite the danger. And she pulls some of her new friends in with her. Like Krish, the handsome, ex-military, river rafting guide.
Sometimes things are so bad you can’t possibly fix everything, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try.