Tom Epperson’s powerful new novel, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, is a breathtaking account of a South American journalist who’s been given ten days to leave the country under the threat of death, his stubborn pursuit of a story he’s willing to die for, and the horrifying and exhilarating events he encounters along the way. What better day for the official book trailer reveal than May 3rd: WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY.
“Every five days, on average, somewhere in the world, a journalist is murdered for being a journalist. Nine out of ten times, no one is prosecuted, creating an atmosphere of impunity that extends beyond death threats or violence. . . . Today, journalism is one of the most dangerous professions anywhere.” —October 30, 2017 Leon Willems, Director of Free Press Unlimited.
We hope you enjoy this stunning book trailer, filmed in the jungles of South America by film director Carlos Gaviria, and featuring Iván Lopez, who plays Roberto, and Estefania Pineres, who plays Lina. Don’t miss this important new novel by Tom Epperson!
Roberto, a young left-wing South American journalist, receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. Roberto is being targeted because of a series of articles he’s written exposing government corruption and violence at the highest levels. Roberto believes the voice on the other end of the phone and has every intention of leaving, as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle: thousands of innocent lives are at stake. The book follows him on his perilous journey into the heart of darkness in pursuit of his story. Unknowingly, Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an evil darker than he could possibly have imagined.More info →