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Red Jungle

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"…Harrington's best by far, a story about the internal place where the currents of fear and desire lap against the shores of danger." --Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer

A noir thriller from Kent Harrington set in Guatemala, Red Jungle stems from the author's intimate knowledge of the modern-day country and its legacy of 100 years of political tyranny.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 31st 2004 by Dennis McMillan Publications
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Sam Reaves
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
An American journalist with a Guatemalan mother goes back in search of his roots and gets involved in multiple intrigues-- financial, sexual and political. (An affair with the knockout wife of the army intelligence chief? Sure, why not?) The term 'death wish' leaps to mind. Harrington does not paint a pretty picture of Guatemala in the New World Order. Call it noir with a political conscience. Or another entry in the "gringo slowly going mad in the tropics" genre. Whatever it is, it got me hooke ...more
Rory Costello
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Until "The Rat Machine" came along, this was Kent Harrington's most ambitious work, and I thought it was his best too. As a Harrington fan, I was very impressed by "Red Jungle." Here we have another sexually obsessed anti-hero seemingly bent on self-destruction and moving inexorably ahead in full knowledge of what awaits. But "Red Jungle" builds on this foundation. The Guatemalan settings provide a vivid backdrop for the political/economic themes and the exciting adventure story, with the usual ...more
kindle Even though I do not really read this kind of book,(mysteries) the fact that it takes place in Guatemala where I grew up spiked my interest
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Kent Harrington is a 4th generation San Franciscan, born to an Irish-Jewish father and Guatemalan mother. His early education was spent at the Palo Alto Military Academy, where he was sent at an early age. He attended San Francisco State University and received a degree in Spanish Literature. After living both i
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