With the hot weather in these summer days, a good thriller that also has that adventure feel, is just what I needed. So I’m very excited to share about this book.
“Trail of the Jaguar“, written by Jonathan Hanson, is a Thriller novel, the first book in the Clayton T. Porter Adventure series, published on 2nd March 2021.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jonathan Hanson for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Biologist and wildlife photographer Clayton Porter witnesses what appears to be a routine drug-smuggling flight across the Arizona-Mexico border. Instead, he uncovers a sophisticated operation involving a secret lodge high in the Sierra Madre, canned hunts for endangered jaguars, a ring of opioid-dealing doctors in the U.S., and a string of cartel victims partially consumed by a large predator. After he unwittingly throws a wrench into the works, Porter becomes a target of revenge, and resorts to skills from his military service to save himself and those close to him.
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About the Author
Jonathan Hanson grew up northeast of Tucson, Arizona, with Sabino and Bear Canyons as his backyard, providing him with years of desert expeditions, hunting like the Apaches and building wickiups (which failed spectacularly).
He has since written for a score of outdoor and adventure magazines including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Nature Conservancy, and Global Adventure, and has authored a dozen books on subjects including natural history, sea kayaking, wildlife tracking, and expedition travel.
Jonathan’s exploration experience encompasses land- and sea-scapes on six continents, from the Atacama Desert to the Beaufort Sea, from the Rift Valley to the Australian Outback, and modes of transportation from sea kayaks to sailboats to bicycles to Land Cruisers.
He has traveled among and worked with cultures as diverse as the Seri Indians and the Himba, the Inuit and the Maasai. Jonathan has taught tracking, natural history writing, four-wheel-driving techniques, and other subjects for many conservation and government organizations.
He is an elected fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society, and a charter member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and lives in Southern Arizona with his wife of 37 years.
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There are a lot of books that almost make me wish there was a movie of tv show because the story was so visual and it has a good vibe for it. Honestly, I love that this book wasn’t just a thriller, it was also a complete adventure. From the setting to the characters goals and attitudes, and even to the twists that the plot had.
In this first book we are introduced to Clayton and he was such a relatable character. He had that resourceful trait that made reading about what he would do next and how would he save the day so much exciting.
The book had a drug-smuggling ring as the bad guy, and it’s always interesting to see how certain aspect of the dark side of society are portrayed in books. The story was believable, it had realism thanks to the scenery and the characters. Which made me curious to know all the secrets and all that would happen next.
Overall, I was amazed and I enjoyed this first book. I can’t wait to see what will happen next. What other adventure will Clayton find? What other dangers, what other mysteries… I just know it will continue to have as much action, drama and suspense as this one, plus we will continue to learn more about this Biologist and wildlife photographer: Clayton Porter.
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