House of Jaguar




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

“This book is really a page turner.  There are not enough words to describe how outstanding and entertaining this book is. Intriguing, exciting, captivating, sexy… absolutely incredible!” — NetGalley Reviews

“A thoroughly amazing book … Memorable, 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 thriller of murder, politics, and lies.” London Broadcasting

“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

“Vicious thriller of drugs and revolution in the wilds of Guatemala, with the adventurer hero, aided by a woman doctor, facing a crooked CIA agent. The climax is among the most horrifying I have ever read.” Liverpool Daily Post

House of Jaguar is based upon Bond’s own experiences in Guatemala. 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

“Not for the literary vegetarian – it’s red meat stuff from the off. All action … convincing.” Oxford Times

“Bond 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