Night of the Jaguar

Night of the Jaguar

Book - 2014
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The Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution provides the intriguing backdrop for Gannon's riveting, action-packed debut. Once a hallowed warrior and member of State Security, Capt. Ajax Montoya has been relegated to homicide investigations because of the regime's dissatisfaction with his role in the assassination of Jorge Salazar, a Contra leader. When a prosperous-looking man, apparently the victim of a robbery, turns up dead in a sewage ditch in a poor barrio, Montoya recognizes that the crime scene has been staged and the wound patterns actually bear the signature of a Contra-style execution. Montoya investigates the killing, but since the Sandinistas distrust him, he's paired with a partner, Lt. Gladys Dario, who's spying on him and reporting back to Montoya's archenemy, Vladimir Malhora, Commander of the Directorate General of State Security. As several other similarly executed corpses turn up, Montoya cannot trust anyone and must singlehandedly find out who is responsible.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250048028
Branch Call Number: MF GANNON, JOE
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

I read this while traveling in Nicaragua in hope that it would provide some understanding of the political history there. It did so beautifully. It's a novel I never would have chosen but I'm so glad I read it and am planning to recommend it to our book club.

thunderingfox Nov 02, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this story about a police office in Nicaragua trying to solve a murder while trying to discern who are his friends and his enemies. Fun read that I was reluctant to put down.


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