An excerpt from the new book Liri: An Adventure Toward Freedom:
The last Saturday morning of September was warm and muggy. Edi normally awoke to the laps of waves hitting the beach just steps from his bedroom; however, this morning he abruptly awoke by a loud banging on their front door and incessant ringing of their doorbell. The sun was just starting to rise over the horizon.
FBI Agents Lecter and Timmons were at their front door, both with sweat on their foreheads. There were three unmarked FBI cars in Mariana and Edi’s driveway and the other FBI agents stood next to their cars looking toward the street. Edi opened the door shirtless, wearing only boxer shorts, annoyed at the abrupt awakening.