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Marjorie Florestal I started reseaching Christopher Columbus four years ago. For better or worse, his impact on our world cannot be overstated, yet all I knew about him …moreI started reseaching Christopher Columbus four years ago. For better or worse, his impact on our world cannot be overstated, yet all I knew about him I learned in Mr. Branch's fourth grade social studies class. I quickly came to understand that most of us know very little about Columbus--although everyone has an opinion. If you're looking for neutrality, don't mention the name Christopher Columbus!

When I started doing the research, I was a full time law professor, and my focus was on writing a scholalry book on Columbus's impact on international trade law. I have since left full time teaching (I still teach about one course per semester), and that suddenly freed me up to write anything I wanted. I happen to love reading legal thrillers, so I immediately thought "Wouldn't it be fun to write a legal thriller involving Christopher Columbus?"

As soon as I had the thought, the characters came flooding into my head. Renee appeared first, a badass Haitian American lawyer who was practical and pragmatic. She forced me to buckle down and look at the story through the eyes of a lawyer and not just a fiction writer. Renee constantly demands that I get the law right. Chris is far more interested in me telling the best story possible of a group of people nearly forgotten by history--the Taino "Indians" who greeted Columbus when he first landed in the Caribbean. I've tried to do right by both of them.

I hope you enjoy their story. (less)
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