Sandstone Press

The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-905207-92-3
Publication Date: 17/05/2012

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The Jaguar

T. Jefferson Parker

Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners and outlaws who have populated Mexican history for generations. Under threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story - in music - and write “the greatest narcocorrido of all time”. As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin’s song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love Erin: her outlaw husband, Bradley Jones, and the lawman Charlie Hood - who together have the power to rescue her. Here, amid the ancient beauty of the Yucatecan lowland, the long-simmering rivalry between these men will be brought closer to its explosive finale.

T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker portrait

T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all his life in Southern California. He took a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976 and was...

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Reviews

‘A snarling, teeth-baring, rip-snorter called The Jaguar.’
-Mike Downey, Los Angeles Times