Dead Man in Paradise
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, compels J.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 Paradise is 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 - Dave - Goodreads
I don't read much stuff like this but the author also has a book on localization and another one that sounds like it's probably about rewilding so I figured it wouldn't be too bad. And it's not. It's ... Read full review
Review: Dead Man in Paradise: Unraveling a Murder from a Time of RevolutionUser Review - Susan B - Goodreads
sometimes too many characters to follow but a good payoff in the end Read full review