Mike Bond


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
382 printed pages
Original publication


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