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Michelle Carrara’s father, Gustavo Riojas was kidnapped and she is willing to risk everything to find him alive

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Well-known industrialist and coffee magnate Gustavo Riojas was kidnapped in front of Los Lagartos Country Club, in Bogota, Colombia, while on his way to meet with Senator Arboleda and someone else, but he never made it to the club. Riojas was dragged out of his black Mercedes by a hooded man armed with a semiautomatic weapon. He disappeared without leaving a trace.

The Betrayal written by Gabriella Parra is a gripping novel about this kidnapped man torn apart from his daughters by his partner, Rosario Escobedo’s greed, ambition, jealousy and power. Michelle Carrara, one of Riojas’s daughters, can’t accept the idea that something awful happened to her father, and is willing to risk everything, even her own safety, to find him alive, as she goes back to a dangerous journey in Bogota, Colombia.

Who kidnapped Gustavo Riojas? Is he still alive? What big secrets is he keeping? Is Rosario Escobedo involved? These are some of the questions that readers will unmask for themselves as they turn every page of this thrilling read.

The Betrayal is a high-octane entertainment story that will keep readers at the edge of their seats. With a riveting plot that leads readers to never-ending twists and turns, while the mystery slowly unravels, and tailor-fitted characters perfectly blend and connect the entire story, this book sets the stage for a very powerful read that is sure to be a sensational hit for suspense thrillers and mystery fiction aficionados.

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About the Author
Born in Mexico City to a Mexican mother and a Colombian father, Gabriella Parra (also known as Gabriella Madrid) currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband. She’s the mother of one daughter, and has spent her life developing her voice as an author. She graduated from St. Thomas University in Houston, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Having attended a boarding school in Switzerland and studied throughout Europe, she is fluent in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. The Betrayal is her first novel but she is already working on her second book.

The Betrayal * by Gabriella Parra
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 165 pages; 978-1-4771-4138-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 165 pages; 978-1-4771-4139-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4140-3

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