The Jaguar Mask

By Daniel Easterman

Set within the center of the yankee 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 traditional task. he is deep within the middle of the Mexican jungle uncovering one other centuries-old Mayan urban. Like a health care professional appearing a most-intricate operation, Leo and his crew skilfully eliminate every one crumb of earth with the maximum precision. In France, Declan Carberry is busy attempting to clear up a string of formality serial murders. awful within the severe, the questions are who and why? Declan must circulate quickly, 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, previous rituals and sleek codes, blood-letting and immortality is Easterman at his dizzying top.

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