Dead Man in Paradise (Google eBook)
At nightfall on June 22, 1965, a soldier walked in from the outskirts of a small town in the Dominican Republic and reported that he had just shot and killed two policemen and an outspoken Canadian Catholic priest. It was the opening scene in a mystery that, forty years later, compelsJ.B. MacKinnon, a nephew of the murdered missionary, to investigate what many believe was a carefully plotted assassination.
MacKinnon’s search takes him to corners of the country that are far from the paradise seen by millions of tourist visitors. He meets with former revolutionaries, shadowy generals who live in hiding and the struggling Dominicans for whom the dead priest is a martyr, perhaps even a saint.
Dead Man in Paradiseis a true story with the suspense of a classic mystery novel, the immediacy of reportage and the insight of a travelogue. More than any of these, it is a personal examination of one of the gravest challenges of our times: finding a balance between our longing to hold the guilty to account for their crimes and the deep human need to forgive.
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Review: Dead Man in Paradise: Unraveling a Murder from a Time of RevolutionUser Review - Barbara - Goodreads
This is an excellant account of how the author investigated the murder of his uncle, a Catholic priest in the early 1960's in the Dominican Republic. The author's description of his journey is made ... Read full review
Review: Dead Man in Paradise: Unraveling a Murder from a Time of RevolutionUser Review - Dsinglet - Goodreads
Non fiction account of a nephew searching for the cause of his uncles death in Dominican Republic Read full review