Authors Showcase: The Jaguar Tree by John Addiego
March 30, 2015
The Book: The Jaguar Tree
The Suthor: John Addiego
The Story: Tropical storm winds topple a tree in Nicaragua, unearthing the bones of three men killed twenty years ago. Frank Alvarado, an American cop who’s come to Central America on a personal mission to retrieve a little boy, is urged by a priest to help in the murder investigation.
Traveling down the San Juan River in search of the boy, Alvarado gets entangled with drug-runners in a web of deceit leading to the boy’s whereabouts: the hidden compound of El Tigrillo (The Jaguar), a sadistic mercenary commander. Here, in the heart of the jungle, Alvarado finds the source of old crimes and new as he discovers the identity of the triple murderer.
About John Addiego:
John Addiego has published two previous literary novels as well as several stories and poems in literary magazines. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he is the former Poetry Editor of the Northwest Review and the recipient of an MFA in creative writing. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with his wife, Ellen.
Praise for The Jaguar Tree:
“..mystery, thriller, and literary fiction all rolled into one, providing everything a reader could possibly ask for in a novel.” (Holli Castillo, author of Gumbo Justice).
“I quickly came to trust the indomitable investigator Frank Alvarado’s pace in this evocative, sometimes poetic trek through Central American jungles and rivers in an action-filled, relentless pursuit of forgotten justice.” (Kirk Russell author of Die-Off).
“An Elmore Leonard/Graham Greene mash-up!” (Joanna Rose, author of Little Miss Strange).