The Lizard's Tale

The Lizard's Tale

by Kurt Kamm

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997441307
Publisher: Kurt Kamm
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

I Alejandro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
II The Lizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
III The Cuiza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
IV The Lizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
V Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
VI The Lizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
VII Gina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
VIII The Lizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
IX Jose Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

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The Lizard's Tale 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a very rare lizard, a Motagua Valley beaded lizard in fact. There is a myth that anyone that acquires it will be cursed with disaster or death. This lizard is going to cross paths with poor people, drug cartels, DEA agents, and many others. Although you will meet all kinds of people in different situations, the theme stays the same, what do people want the most and what are they willing to do to achieve that. This is an interesting journey with all the people you will meet. Poor people that are willing to do anything for a little money. Drug cartel members that have a fancy for exotic animals and so much money they have no value for it. DEA agents that want promotions. And a little boy that lost his mother years earlier and is just trying to survive, this one brought a tear to my eye. I find it fascinating the different people the lizard meets in this story. It’s amazing how one animal or items can come into contact with so many people. But the main thing to take away from the story is that everything we do always effects someone. Everyone has tough decisions to make and the end results are not always what they wanted. Although we may desire something that doesn’t mean we need it or that it will be easy to obtain. This is a wonderful story and one that I thing everyone should like. This is a book that you should check out. I received The Lizard’s Tale from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
Welcome to another full on story from one of America's upcoming authors. Excitement and intrigue is found on every single page. The authors brilliance in bringing together the rich, an illegal smuggling racket and a poor boy is first rate. The human element of greed and the lengths that people will go to get what they want is prominently portrayed throughout the story. Kurt's story portrays an up to date issue that is affecting the whole of the planet, illegal trapping and animal smuggling and the damage and impact on the people it involves. The characters are brought to life by the authors brilliant descriptive writing and also touches the nerve ends like no other author can. The bravery of the author to move away from his fire fighting mysteries has to be applauded and again has not let the reader down. Praise for Kurt Kamm and his hard hitting, page turning novels which provide an excellent read and never disappoint.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Lizard's Tale is an international thriller written by Kurt Kamm. Alejandro Luna had a plan that would leave him and his wife financially secure for the rest of their lives -- with a little extra for some of the things he had always dreamed of having. When he left their home early one Monday morning, he told his wife that he would be attending a meeting of the Rainforest Alliance and the coffee farmers, where options for sustainable farming would be discussed. He had other plans, however, that he would never discuss with her. Alejandro was meeting with Jose Miguel in Estanzuela in the Motagua River Valley, some hours away from their home in Guatemala City. Jose Miguel was anxious and worried that at any moment the police might ask to see what he had inside his truck, but he still demanded that Alejandro increase the payment promised for his find. He had no idea of the true value of the large, black lizard he had captured, but Jose Miguel did wonder about the superstitious regard in which that incredibly rare and endangered creature was held. While he breathed a sigh of relief after handing over the Motagua Valley beaded lizard to Alejandro, Alejandro juggled plotting his trip into Mexico with thoughts of how he'd spend the American dollars that would soon be his. Kurt Kamm's international thriller, The Lizard's Tale, is a tense and fascinating read that looks at Mexican crime cartels, the US war on drugs, and the black market trade in endangered and rare animal species. It does that in a most compelling tale about the Motagua Valley beaded lizard, a highly rare and poisonous lizard found only in Guatemala. The Lizard's Tale had me hooked from the first paragraph as I followed Alejandro's route through Guatemala via a Google map, and, later on, I kept a map of Catalina Island open to trace the lizard's travels. I especially appreciated the format of this story and loved learning about this little known relative of the Gila Monster and the environment in which it lives. This action-packed thriller shows the reader the inner workings of the DEA in their dealings with international drug trafficking, as well as giving some insights into the little known drone programs, including how they're used both for war and surveillance and the stresses and strains that are experienced by the drone operators. Kamm's characters are well-developed and authentic, and their personal stories enhance this exciting and finely plotted tale. The Lizard's Tale is literate, exciting, and very entertaining. It's most highly recommended.