by Karl Goodman
Walk the Edge of Panic has the ingredients and recipe for high excitement: Whitney Evans is a widowed Mormon free-lance writer. He accepts an assignment from Nathaniel Bentley, a wealthy Houston publisher, to write an article about the impressive finds being made by BYU’s Archaeology Department at El Mirador in Guatemala. Gerie Taylor is a sensuously beautiful blonde, self-sufficient, and an expert on Mexican and Central American antiquities. She is offered one hundred thousand dollars by Nathaniel Bentley to help steal valuable artifacts from the El Mirador site. Juan Barrera, also known as “La Pantera,” is a former assassin who has killed once too often. Mix together Whitney Evans, with an indifferent testimony, and Juan Barrera, who has a strong testimony but isn’t sure he’ll be allowed to join the Church. Blend these ingredients in the boiling cauldron of the political arena of poverty-stricken Guatemala where most people simply want freedom to seek happiness. Add the flavoring of the Guerilla Army of the Poor, whose ranks are often filled with young men just wanting to keep a full belly. All of them are tough and hard, expert in junglecraft and in dealing death. Add the healing and mellowing influence of the gospel and you have a recipe for an exciting, tension-filled read that will leave you feeling glad you are a member of Christ’s church and a citizen of the United States of America as you turn the pages of Walk the Edge of Panic.
6″ x 9″ hardback