RED JUNGLE by Kent Harrington - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BOOK
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"Nobody writes about the heart of darkness like Kent Harrington. A deep growl echoes through Red Jungle, daring you to turn back while all the time pulling you blindly ahead. It's Harrington's best by far, a story about the internal place where the currents of fear and desire lap against the shores of danger." --Michael Connelly
Red Jungle is the long-awaited masterpiece by the author of DÌa de los Muertos, Dark Ride, The American Boys, and The Tattooed Muse. Red Jungle is set in a very near-future Guatemala, after coffee has tanked in the international markets, the 35-year long Civil War is "over," but most of the former communist insurgents have no jobs or prospects of getting any, the same situation as the now-unemployed coffee plantation workers. Into this sad milieu Russell Cruz-Price, half-Guatemalan (on his mother's side), half-American, returns to the country of his birth, as a journalist working for the Financial Times of London. Having grown up via U.S. military schools and then attending the U. of Chicago, where he was a brilliant student of economics, and after a stint as a bond-trader where he literally "won" and lost millions of dollars in the game of international currency manipulation, he is a Lost Soul, searching for . . .what? The missing part of his identity? The part that will make him care about his life, and the lives of others? Or has he come back to the country of his birth to somehow avenge the murder of his mother, killed by communists years ago during the long Civil War. . .?