FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARCHING POWDER, THE PUBLISHING EVENT OF 2017. Blending fact and fiction, Colombiano takes us on a heart-thumping journey into the violent and unpredictable world of post-Escobar Colombia. For seven years Rusty Young, author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, lived and worked in Colombia, interviewing special forces soldiers, snipers, undercover intelligence agents and members of two vicious terrorist organisations u the FARC and Autodefensas. During this time he was both shocked and touched by the stories of child soldiers he encountered. He vowed to one day turn their tales into a book and let their voices be heard. * In Colombia you have to pick a side. Or one will be picked for you ...All Pedro GutiUrrez cares about is fishing, playing pool and his girlfriend Camila's promise to sleep with him on his sixteenth birthday. But his life is ripped apart when Guerrilla soldiers callously execute his father in front of him, and he and his mother are banished from their farm. Swearing vengeance against the five men responsible, Pedro, with his best friend Palillo, joins an illegal
Rusty Young is the author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, the true story of an English drug smuggler in Bolivia's notorious San Pedro Prison. He grew up in Sydney, and studied Finance and Law at the University of New South Wales. However, following the global success of Marching Powder he settled in BogotB, Colombia for seven years. Since 2011, Rusty's house in BogotB has been the headquarters for a local charity that supports former child soldiers exiting the civil war, teaching them valuable life skills. Colombiano is his first novel.