In the Heat
Boxer Miles Young thinks he’s got one more shot in him before it’s time to hang up the gloves for good. He may be the only one who thinks so. The truth is, he enjoys the recognition his career has brought him at home, in the small Latin American country of Belize, and he’s worried about how he’ll support his daughter once it’s over. So when his promoter comes to him with
Set in Belize, the former British Honduras, and the only English speaking Country in Central America, "In the Heat" keeps its promise and drops the reader right in to a hot, tangled web of wealth induced, corrupted, familial relations.
Each time I opened it and began to read, Vasquez's book acted as a mental catalyst transporting me back to the Belize of my childhood: a small Third World Country whose economic and financial b ...more
This novel is set in Belize and I don't know if it's the Belizean people or just this particular author, but the dialogue seemed strained to me. There were certain lines or interaction between some characters that just didn't feel natural. It may be a cultural thing, I'm not sure.
That said, overall the story was pretty solid. I'm not a ...more