John Addiego has published two previous 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
. (Does this mean he could have car-pooled with Michelle to the conference?) Corvallis, Oregon
Tropical storm winds topple a tree in
unearthing the bones of three men killed twenty years ago. Frank Alvarado, an
American cop who’s come to Nicaragua 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
(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.
THE JAGUAR TREE is available in paper and Kindle formats, and can be shopped on Amazon.com and OTP's online book store at: http://www.oaktreebooks.com/Bookstore/jaguartree.html
I am looking forward to meeting John and, of course, to finding out if there is another FRANK ALVARADO adventure in the works!
Billie Johnson, Publisher