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New political thriller set in Panama

Books & ReadingIn author Yaron Glazer's debut novel, Islands of Shadow, Islands of Light, secrets buried in Noriega's Panama are unearthed in the rush to prosperity, and powerful forces will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming to light. The story follows Jessica Talbot, a woman with a violent past of her own who returns to Panama City after years of absence to investigate the brutal quelling of a prison riot. Her search will lead her across the country and into the past – to the disappearance of a boy during the American invasion - and to a man who may be the country's next president. Based on personal journals maintained by the author as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama during the late nineties and on research and interviews conducted over the past few years at La Joya prison, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Isla Coiba – a shuttered penal colony – this fast-paced story weaves history and fiction to explore a country struggling with the promise of boom and the legacy of military rule. Islands of Shadow, Islands of Light (ISBN 1439249431) is available on Amazon.
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