House of Jaguar
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: April 2017
Duration: 11 hours 3 minutes
Shot down over the jungle with a planeload of marijuana, Vietnam War hero Joe Murphy gets caught up in the brutal Guatemalan Civil War when he witnesses an attack on a Mayan village by the Guatemalan Army and its CIA “advisors”. Badly injured, he escapes on a nightmare trek through the jungle, hunted by the Army, the CIA, and death squads.
Healed by guerrilla doctor Dona Villalobos, he falls in love with her and tries to save her from the War’s widening horror of insanity, tragedy, and death. Caught in the crucible of violence and love, he learns the peaks and depths the human heart can reach, and what humans will do for, and to, each other.
Based on the author’s own experiences as one of the last foreign correspondents left alive in Guatemala after over 100 journalists had been killed by Army death squads.
PRA ISE FOR HOUSE OF JAGUAR
“An amazing read … a thrill-packed adventure.” NETGALLEY
“A riveting thriller of murder, politics, and lies.” LONDON BROADCASTING
“Abounds with intense scenes … A high-octane story rife with action.” KIRKUS
“A terrifying depiction of one man’s battle against the CIA and Latin American death squads.” BBC
“A riveting story where even the good guys are bad guys, set in the politically corrupt and drug infested world of present-day Central America.” EVENING GAZETTE (UK)
“MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (UK) “ A tough and tense thriller.”