House of Jaguar

House of Jaguar

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by Mike Bond
     
 

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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,… See more details below

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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.

• “A riveting thriller of murder, politics, and lies.” —London Broadcasting

• “An extraordinary story that speaks from and to the heart. And 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.” —Middlesborough Evening Gazette

• “The climax is among the most horrifying I have ever read.” —Liverpool Daily Post

• An ideal thriller for the beach, but be prepared to be there when the sun goes down.”—Herald Express

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Editorial Reviews

SUNDAY OREGONIAN - A Reviewer
ASSORTED REVIEWS OF MIKE BOND'S WORKS

• “Bond works that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality
leaves one caring only to survive” – SUNDAY OREGONIAN
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER - A Reviewer..
• “An astonishing thriller that speaks profoundly about the venality of governments and the nobility
of man”
– SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
UPI - A Reviewer. . .
• “Grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending”
– UPI
I LOVE A MYSTERY - A Reviewer. .
• “Almost impossible to put down . . . And the most frightening glimpse
of mankind I’ve seen”
– I LOVE A MYSTERY
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - A Reviewer.
• “Bond’s deft thriller will reinforce your worse fears . . . A taut, tense tale of pursuit”
– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148995234
Publisher:
Mandevilla Press
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
238,353
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Bestselling novelist, war and human rights correspondent, environmental activist and award-winning poet, Mike Bond has lived and worked in many dangerous, remote and war-torn regions of the world. His critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister machinations of international politics and corporations, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.

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.

"The master of the existential thriller" (BBC)

His latest novel, SAVING PARADISE, the epic of a Hawaiian surfer and former Special Forces vet caught up in the murder of a beautiful Honolulu reporter, has been called the "eco-novel of the decade" for its depiction of corporate and political corruption and the battle for Hawaii's remaining paradises.

His four previous novels are all based on his experiences in far, dangerous corners of the world:

THE LAST SAVANNA: A former British commando battles elephant poachers who then kidnap the woman he loves, in this acclaimed inside story of Africa's disappearing savannas, animals and freedoms.

CROSSFIRE: A British undercover agent fights for his life in Beirut at the height of the Lebanese War -- a deep look into the Middle East's ancient wars and hatreds.

FIRE LIKE THE SUN: An international best-seller about U.S. nuclear warheads lost in the Himalayas, a manhunt through Nepal, Iran, Greece, Algeria, France, Virginia and Colorado.

HOUSE OF JAGUAR: Vietnam vet and weed smuggler Joe Murphy loses his plane in a Guatemalan
jungle attack, falls in love with the woman guerrilla who heals him, and fights to protect them both as
the death squads hunt them down.

PRAISE FOR MIKE BOND’S NOVELS

• “An astonishing thriller that speaks profoundly about the venality of governments and the nobility
of man” – SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

• “Almost impossible to put down . . . And the most frightening glimpse
of mankind I’ve seen” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

• “Grips the reader from the very first chapter.” -- UPI

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