The Jaguar Mask

By Daniel Easterman

Set within the middle of the yank jungle and that includes Declan Carberry, the not-so good-looking hero of Day of Wrath, this page-turner oozes pleasure, exotica and formulation One suspense. Archaeologist Leo is on a dig. yet this is often no usual project. he is deep within the center of the Mexican jungle uncovering one other centuries-old Mayan urban. Like a health care professional acting a most-intricate operation, Leo and his staff skilfully eliminate each one crumb of earth with the maximum precision. In France, Declan Carberry is busy attempting to clear up a string of formality serial murders. bad within the severe, the questions are who and why? Declan must circulation speedy, for time is operating out. Delving into the historical past of the Conquistadors and the Maya of South the US, this vertiginous story of snaring and netting, outdated rituals and smooth codes, blood-letting and immortality is Easterman at his dizzying most sensible.

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