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Night of the Jaguar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2006

    A satisfying book from a fine writer

    Michael Gruber's excellent new novel, Night of the Jaguar, provides a satisfying read for devotees of his work. The author has settled into a what he does best--creating engaging, articulate characters who have something interesting to say about the mundane (hauling children to and from school, say, or relations with mothers-in-law) and the existential (the possibility of a man turning into a jaguar). Gruber does the impossible: he makes a decent argument for shapeshifting. Moie, an indigenous person from the South American jungle, makes his way to Miami to stop the destruction of his patch of the rain forest by a conscienceless American company. He connects with a small group of Americans fighting to protect the rainforest and--eventually--with Jimmy Paz, former Miami detective and current chef at his mama's Cuban restaurant. How does Moie's story interact with Jimmy's, his daughter Amelia's, Jimmy's father's, a British scientist's, and a former foster child's? Who is murdering the wealthy Cuban businessmen who conspired to cut down Moie's rainforest home? You'll stay up until four in the morning to find out.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great

    Before the dead priest, murdered in a gangland slaying, can go to the spirit realm, he speaks to the shaman Moie, a member of the Runiya tribe in the Amazonian Rain Forest. He tells Moie that a group of Cuban-Americans in Miami are planning to cut down the trees in the government protected Puxto Preserve, which will yield to them millions in mahogany wood.---- - Moie travels to Miami with Jaguar, one of the gods who will help him with his quest to prevent the destruction. Two men died with Jaguar¿s claw marks scratched on their front doors. Another man survived his experience with Jaguar. The police are baffled and ask former cop Jimmy Paz to help because he has experience with ¿weird¿ cases. He wants to decline because he fears acceptance could place his daughter in danger from the jaguar as they have dreamed of him. However, Jimmy realizes he must join the fray otherwise his daughter will be in danger from Jaguar though he knows he must confront deadly humans, a shaman and a lethal god.----- NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR is a supernatural thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats wondering what happens next. The audience will also ponder whether Jaguar is a god, an alter ego of Moie, a shapeshifter, or something else. There is plenty of action but not at the cost of character development as the key players, Moie, Jaguar and Jimmy are fully developed and very complex. The support cast enhances either the action or the lead triangle. Readers will want additional Paz thrillers from Michael Gruber.---- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Elders dem

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Fun Sexy Book

    Lighter than the other Jimmy Paz books but still great. I loved this book & so did everyone I gave a copy too.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Wow!

    I'm loving it!

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