"This story should be issued with every passport." —Bill Kurtis, Investigative Journalist, A&E Network
"This story should be issued with every passport."
—Bill Kurtis A&E, Author of "The Death Penalty On Trial,"
Television Journalist Host of American Justice & Cold Case
"A brave and riveting account of a young man wrongfully imprisoned, offering insight into the history, politics, and geography of a nation...."
—Elizabeth F. Loftus, PhD, co-author of Witness for the
Defense and the Myth of Repressed Memory
"A powerful story of injustice, iron determination and incomprehensible strength. Proof that wrongful convictions can happen anywhere, at anytime to anyone."
—Ronald Cotton & Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
Open Society Fellows and Authors of New York Times
best selling book "Picking Cotton"
"A chilling tale of how political pressure and a rigged judicial process led to the conviction of an innocent man; and a powerful story of how one man's faith in the truth, combined with grassroots pressure from people around the world who had never met Eric Volz, eventually helped to end an unjust imprisonment."
—KC Johnson, best selling co-author of "Until Proven Innocent"
"The unresolved murder case of Doris Jimenz confirms that cases exist in which the authorities of my country hide the truth in order to appease political interest. Therefore, this book should be considered solid evidence of the danger faced by us Nicaraguan women."
---Yariela Sequiera, Forensic Psychologist
"There is much pain in Volz's memoir of being a young American in a near-perfect frameup involving murder, tabloid headlines, police corruption, and political power plays in Nicaragua. In 2005, the author, then in his early 20s, established a bilingual magazine with a friend, settled in a small Nicaraguan town, and fell in love with the beautiful Doris Jiménez. Eventually, Volz moved to Managua, but remained close friends with Doris. So he was stunned in late 2006 to receive a call informing him that she was dead and even more stunned to find himself charged and harshly sentenced for her murder after a trial he describes as involving tampered evidence, coerced testimony, police incompetence, and betrayals. The vignettes of the prisons and cold-blooded inmates are scalding. After a bold campaign by his family and friends to put pressure on his captors, Volz was released and deported in December 2007. Volz describes a web of sinister international political acts involving even Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, whom he calls corrupt and duplicitous in this tale of everything that can go south for an American facing uncertain justice abroad."
---Publsihers Weekly, March 12, 2010
Gringo Nightmare: A chilling tale of how political pressure and a rigged judicial process led to the conviction of an innocent man; and a powerful story of how one man's faith in the truth, combined with grassroots pressure from people around the world who had never met Eric Volz, eventually helped to end an unjust imprisonment.
—KC Johnson, author of Until Proven Iinnocent