The Burning Hill
Robbed and shot on Copacabana Beach, a young British soldier sets out to save the favela kid who nearly killed him
The bullet in Jake’s head should have killed him but, miraculously, it saves him from a previously undetected brain aneurysm. Jake doesn’t believe in fate, nor does he feel he owes anything to anybody, but he does hate injustice, and the favela kid that fired the bullet is a victim of injustice. Named Vilson, the teenage kid is in a corner with corrupt cops and a sadistic drug-lord after his blood.
If Jake can just save Vilson, maybe he can finally purge some of his own demons.
The Burning Hill is about the power of belief and one man’s compulsion to get justice at any cost.
- A powerful insight into life at the bottom of the heap, and a society inured to everyday violence
- Fear stalks every narrow alleyway in this superstitious favela
- A fast-paced and gripping debut centered on the poignant theme of justice