Spotlight: House of Jaguar by Mike Bond

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Praise for House of Jaguar


“The climax is the most horrifying I have ever read.” – Liverpool Daily Post


“A thoroughly amazing book…Memorable, an extraordinary story that speaks from and to the heart… 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


“Tough and tense thriller.”

–Manchester Evening News


“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


“Every page takes the reader rushing forward. Horrific ending, strong images that last long after you finish reading.” NetGalley Reviews




By 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.


HOUSE OF JAGUAR is based on Bond’s own experiences as a war and human rights correspondent in Guatemala during apeak 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 armythat hadkilled more than 150 other journalists and more than 200,000 civilians.



MIKE BOND has been called the “master of the existential thriller” by the BBC and “one of the 21st century’s most exciting authors” by the Washington Times. He is a bestselling novelist, environmental activist, international energy expert, war and human rights correspondent and award-winning poet who has lived and worked in many remote, dangerous parts of the world. His critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for what is good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiraciesof international politics and multinational corporations, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.




By Mike Bond

Mandevilla Press; April 1, 2014

$15.99; 388 pages

ISBN: 978-1-62704-010-5

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