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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