I have a copy of House of Jaguar by Mike Bond to give away!
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About the book
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.
House of Jaguar is based on Bond’s own experiences as a war and human rights correspondent in Guatemala during a peak of violence in the country’s civil war. During his time there, he illegally traveled back and forth from Belize to report on the government-sponsored genocide, while narrowly avoiding the death squads and the army that had killed more than 150 other journalists and more than 200,000 civilians.