Love under Fire

by Dorothea Odom



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9798385015566
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9798385015580
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9798385015573

About the Book

This book is based on true events which occurred during the mid- to late 1980s in Colombia when terrorist elements were very active in their campaigns to derail U.S. and Colombian Government efforts to destroy the coca crop and, thus, stem drug exports from Colombia to points northward. Readers will get an inside look at how the U.S. Embassy functioned as well as profiles of certain key characters. The central theme is that true love comes under fire but ultimately triumphs although there is no “happily ever after” ending. The basic idea is that one’s trust must be placed in God, not in circumstances which can and do change from time to time.

About the Author

The author is a retired Foreign Service Corps Office Management Specialist who served for three years in Colombia during a critical period of violence by drug cartels and guerrilla groups, not only against U.S. diplomats and their families, but also U.S. corporations and missionary groups. Born in Boston and raised in East Texas and Houston, she served also in five other foreign posts. Ms. Odom holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish. She enjoys Bible studies, community service, piano (self-taught), singing gospel and praise songs, and Black, Native American, and Holocaust histories. She lives in a small mountain community east of Albuquerque, New Mexico.