Shadows Across America

Shadows Across America[Download] ✤ Shadows Across America By Guillermo Valcárcel – Heartforum.co.uk A man s search for a missing girl leads him across borders and through a landscape of urban violence in this timely, propulsive, and brilliantly imagined thrillerEthan is living a solid, rational life A man s search for a missing girl leads him across borders and through a landscape of urban violence in this timely, propulsive, and brilliantly imagined thrillerEthan is living a solid, rational life as a bail bondsman in Florida when he s compelled to make a seemingly irrational decision abandon his job and his Shadows Across PDF/EPUB or girlfriend and head south to rescue the daughter of his ex lover, Michelle She appears to have been kidnapped by the Mara vicious street gangs ripping apart the fabric of Central American life and there s every reason to believe the girl is dead already Except for the one that Ethan has been hiding from everyone she is calling to him in his dreams with three desperate words I m still aliveWhat begins as an urgent mission to save her soon pulls Ethan into a subterranean culture of fear, corruption, and human trafficking with a surreal connection to the most unspeakable crimes of the twentieth century Suddenly Ethan s past has come back to haunt him especially his relationship with Michelle and a passion that was as dangerous as it was intoxicating Now, heeding impossible cries for help from a lost child, Ethan embarks on a journey that devolves from dreamscape to a nightmare from which there may be no return.

Guillermo Valc rcel was born in Madrid He worked in the construction industry by day and studied filmmaking at night until , when he moved to Costa Rica, where he currently lives and works as a filmmaker He also dedicates his time to writing and illustrating He is the author of another thriller, Counterfeit, Shadows Across PDF/EPUB or as well as The Wave That Hit Spain, an influential essay that launched his writing career.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB appears to have been kidnapped by the Mara vicious street gangs ripping apart the fabric of Central American life and there s every reason to believe the girl is dead already Except for the one that Ethan has been hiding from everyone she is calling to him in his dreams with three desperate words I m still aliveWhat begins as an urgent mission to save her soon pulls Ethan into a subterranean culture of fear, corruption, and human trafficking with a surreal connection to the most unspeakable crimes of the twentieth century Suddenly Ethan s past has come back to haunt him especially his relationship with Michelle and a passion that was as dangerous as it was intoxicating Now, heeding impossible cries for help from a lost child, Ethan embarks on a journey that devolves from dreamscape to a nightmare from which there may be no return."/>
  • Audio CD
  • Shadows Across America
  • Guillermo Valcárcel
  • 14 June 2019
  • 1978650175

10 thoughts on “Shadows Across America

  1. Thebooktrail says:

    Shadows across AmericaA book of two parts On one hand, it s a solid thriller set in the murky underworld of the drugs trade in central America On the other, a novel with a plot line which later on gets lost in the jungle along with the guerrillas.The thriller aspect is really good however A man sets out on a quest to rescue the daughter of a former partner who has been kidnapped Now, in Central America this can have all manner of problems and dangers and these come thick and fast There s L Shadows across AmericaA book of two parts On one hand, it s a solid thriller set in the murky underworld of the drugs trade in central America On the other, a novel with a plot line which later on gets lost in the jungle along with the guerrillas.The thriller aspect is really good however A man sets out on a quest to rescue the daughter of a former partner who has been kidnapped Now, in Central America this can have all manner of problems and dangers and these come thick and fast There s LOTS of violence and some overly graphic scenes but it does all fit in with the narrative and the god awful conditions the characters find themselves in When you re in Central America, tracking someone down and therefore annoying the gangs there, there s going to be some violence after all I still think there were some bits that could have been imagined rather than spelled out.It was interesting to spend time in this part of the world as I hadn t been here for some time I ve read about the history and culture before and some of the violence there, but this was insightful The ways the gangs operated, their day to day workings if you like, were good to read about and it did give a sad yet realistic picture of violence in this part of the world.There was just a little too much supernatural and mystical element to the story which ruined it for me before the novel picked up again at the end There were flashbacks and sections that I felt didn t have a place in the story Felt a bit like a newsflash when you re reading about the gang violence and then something completely unconnected jumps up Gladly, the news resumed but the narrative was weakened as a result.Take out the mystical threads and this is a fascinating look and exciting plot of a unique situation in a region of the world I was happy to visit without actually being there in the literary version

  2. Mandy says:

    For a thriller, and I have to admit to not being a great fan of the genre, this started quite promisingly A young man sets out on a perilous quest to find the daughter of an ex partner who has been kidnapped in Central America The South American mafia, the Mara, are involved somehow, and not surprisingly there s a good amount of violence depicted To be fair, the author handles this quite well and I didn t feel that the violence was gratuitous or overdone After all, Central America is hardly For a thriller, and I have to admit to not being a great fan of the genre, this started quite promisingly A young man sets out on a perilous quest to find the daughter of an ex partner who has been kidnapped in Central America The South American mafia, the Mara, are involved somehow, and not surprisingly there s a good amount of violence depicted To be fair, the author handles this quite well and I didn t feel that the violence was gratuitous or overdone After all, Central America is hardly a peaceful part of the world The hunt for the girl becomesandcomplicated, but that s ok too Up to a point The last third of the book unfortunately went completely to pot Suddenly a mystical element creeps in, then we get Nazis and flashbacks to 1930s Europe, then we have a prolonged and unnecessary torture scene, included, presumably, simply for the sake of having a prolonged torture scene For me the last part of the book was a great disappointment I d just about kept with the narrative up to then, but finally it lost me The supernatural element sat uneasily with the all too realistic violence of life in Central America, and I felt that the author lost sight of exactly what sort of book he was writing Definitely a mixed bag of a book and not one I can recommend

  3. Julie Escobedo says:

    Intense story but compellingI enjoy a good mystery and adventure so I started reading this book It pulled me in with many twists and turns in the plot It gave me a lot of insight into the horrible business of international kidnappings of young victims for sordid reasons The last third of the book took an surprising turn that gave a completely different perspective I would recommend this book to people who enjoy mystery adventures and who also have an interest in Latin American cultural histo Intense story but compellingI enjoy a good mystery and adventure so I started reading this book It pulled me in with many twists and turns in the plot It gave me a lot of insight into the horrible business of international kidnappings of young victims for sordid reasons The last third of the book took an surprising turn that gave a completely different perspective I would recommend this book to people who enjoy mystery adventures and who also have an interest in Latin American cultural history

  4. Laurie says:

    I Um Hmmm I don t know what to say about this book A promising beginning and a satisfying albeit incredibly depressing ending leads me toward a favorable review But then throw in the nazis and the supernatural and the god awful graphic violence, and then you have this A book that will stay with me for a long time but which I can never recommend to other readers.

  5. Alex Turnbull says:

    Rollercoaster of violence and psychodramaHard to stop reading this action packed novel set in Central America about child abduction but muchbesides A long book, the characters are not always credible, the action often far fetched, but you are gripped by the bizarre underworld the writer has drawn us into.

  6. Dayna says:

    Human trafficking meets The Strain, albeit with a vaguer demonic entity I was interested in reading the novel because of the Maras, though adding a few ex Nazis the occult was a bonus There are many graphically violent scenes that may be upsetting to people who haven t been inured by watching the evening news recently I received a Kindle edition from a Goodreads giveaway Human trafficking meets The Strain, albeit with a vaguer demonic entity I was interested in reading the novel because of the Maras, though adding a few ex Nazis the occult was a bonus There are many graphically violent scenes that may be upsetting to people who haven t been inured by watching the evening news recently I received a Kindle edition from a Goodreads giveaway

  7. David says:

    Shadows Across America is convoluted, has a plot that contains at least three story lines, and suffers from a poor translation, but still managed to hold me to the end I must confess to skipping over several long pages of philosophical meanderings by minor characters and nearly setting the damn thing down when I was just over half way through There s enough of a core plot and strong enough characters, some of whom evolve nicely during the course of the book Hey, it s got Mara, Nazi s, bounty Shadows Across America is convoluted, has a plot that contains at least three story lines, and suffers from a poor translation, but still managed to hold me to the end I must confess to skipping over several long pages of philosophical meanderings by minor characters and nearly setting the damn thing down when I was just over half way through There s enough of a core plot and strong enough characters, some of whom evolve nicely during the course of the book Hey, it s got Mara, Nazi s, bounty hunters, and lots of dead bodies it can t be that bad, right I d give it 2.5 stars, but I m not given that option

  8. Kent Dallmeyer says:

    GREAT

  9. Diane Whiting says:

    desparate

  10. HollyLovesBooks says:

    This sounded promising, started out strong and then became strange In addition, it was a long book that probably could have been edited down to a shorter story Too much filler for my liking ShadowsAcrossAmerica NetGalley

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