House of Jaguar

A riveting thriller.” – LONDON BROADCASTING

A stunning thriller of CIA operations in Latin America, guerrilla wars, drug flights, military dictatorships, and genocides, based on the author’s experiences as as one of the last foreign journalists left alive in Guatemala after over 150 journalists had been killed by Army death squads. “An extraordinary story that speaks from and to the heart. And a terrifying description of one man’s battle against the CIA and Latin American death squads.” – BBC



Chopper pilot and Vietnam war hero Joe Murphy finds himself in the middle of the brutal Guatemalan revolution 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 revolution’s widening horror of insanity, tragedy, and death. She convinces him to return to San Francisco to reveal this hidden war to the US media, but the CIA hunts him down there, killing everyone he turns to.
He returns to Guatemala to find Dona and to face the war in the jungle and the death squads.Based on the author’s own experiences as the only foreign war correspondent left alive in Guatemala when over 150 journalists had been killed by death squads, House of Jaguar is “a riveting thriller of murder, politics, and lies” (London Broadcasting). 

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Praise for House of Jaguar

Tough and tense thriller.” − MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (UK)

A high-octane story rife with action, from U.S. streets to Guatemalan jungles.” – KIRKUS

A terrifying depiction of one man’s battle against the CIA and Latin American death squads.” – BBC

A riveting thriller of murder, politics, and lies.” − LONDON BROADCASTING

Vicious thriller of drugs and revolution in the wilds of Guatemala.” − LIVERPOOL DAILY POST (UK)

“With detailed descriptions of actual jungle battles and manhunts, vanishing rain forests and the ferocity of guerrilla war, House of Jaguar also reveals the CIA’s role in both death squads and drug running, twin scourges of Central America.” − NEWTON CHRONICLE (UK)

Grips the reader from the very first page. An ideal thriller for the beach, but be prepared to be there when the sun goes down.” − HERALD EXPRESS (UK)