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About the Author

David Lida is the author of four books, including First Stop in the New World, a critically-acclaimed street-level panorama of contemporary Mexico City; Travel Advisory, a collection of short stories set in Mexico; and Las llaves de la ciudad, which he wrote in Spanish, a language he learned as an adult. When he’s not writing, David is a mitigation specialist. He conducts investigations for lawyers who defend undocumented Mexicans and other Latin Americans, who are in jail in the U.S. facing charges of capital murder and, as such, the death penalty. Using this work as an inspiration, David’s first novel, One Life, follows Richard, its protagonist, along the back roads of Mexico, as he tries to save the life of Esperanza, in jail in Louisiana, accused of murdering her 11-month-old baby.

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Luego de fracasar como novelista y como esposo, Richard decide trabajar para abogados que se especializan en defender a latinoamericanos que podrían recibir la pena de muerte en USA. Protegido por una gran dosis de cinismo, su labor consiste en viajar por los rincones más peligrosos de México a fin de reconstruir las historias de los acusados y encontrar razones para evitar que reciban la pena capital. Pero cuando le asignan el caso de Esperanza Morales, Richard no puede aceptar que una joven tan hermosa y triste sea una asesina. A fin de descubrir a quién protege, el investigador comprende que debe correr en busca de las pistas que lo aguardan en la Tierra Caliente michoacana, en la mortífera frontera norte de México, en la Nueva Orleans que no termina de reconstruirse luego del huracán Katrina e incluso en la mismísima Ciudad Juárez. Consciente de que no puede permitirse un nuevo fracaso y de que el cinismo no es la solución, Richard hará todo por detener a ese monstruo ciego llamado justicia.

Es autor de varios libros, entre ellos First Stop in the New World, Travel Advisory y Las llaves de la ciudad. Cuando no escribe, trabaja como mitigation specialist,  realizando investigaciones para abogados que defienden a latinoamericanos que enfrentan la pena de muerte en Estados Unidos.

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