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Night of the Jaguar - Michael Gruber The third of the series of Jimmy Paz novels, and as the other two, one of my favorites, a thriller, a mystery, a police procedural, a wonderful introduction to the culture and place of South Florida, plus a primer on anthropology, and the culture of the primitive but in many ways very sophisticated natives of the South American jungle. Jimmy Paz is the protagonist in a series of three books by Gurber, but the other characters in each are super as well, just terrific. I have this book in hardbound, and in a Kindle version, and the Kindle version has a fascinating addendum that is the back story to sources for Michael Gruber's experiences that allowed him to write these with such evident authenticity.

This series of three novels, of which Night of the Jaguar is the third, is again at turns scary, thrilling, witty, and wise. Each of my many readings of these three books has been entertaining and worthwhile. Here we find several alternative understandings of ecology, and the interactions of very disparate cultures, and again reach the feeling that it could be so, it may be so, we hope it is so.