They are faced with civil war, Carlist pretenders to the thrones of France and Spain, an invading Spanish army, and another from Hell itself. They'll be lucky to survive, let alone take care of anything while they're down there.
This story is based upon the construction of the canal, Panamanian independence, international cooperation, and a few celebrity cameos. Even the magic takes on an international flavor.
Ghosts and Voodoo are one thing, but they have no idea what waits along the isthmus.
Ethan Stafford - former Rough Rider now freighting out to the mines- can see and talk with ghosts. This information was enough to get my attention and urge me to read on.
The story started with Ethan’s card game interrupted by the arrival of strangers. This will change the life course for him in an amazing way.
"Panama" demands your attention from the first paragraph and holds it through the many unexpected plot twists and turns.
Quirky characters - Coop, Jinx, Bento - with their well developed personalities and the feisty, sometimes cantankerous, dialogue make this book an intriguing read.
One of the main reasons I loved the book so much was the author’s attention to detail, describing vividly all the locations the story takes place in. I felt the places and people come to life in front of my eyes , making me feel part of the story.
Political conspiracy during the construction of the Panama canal, legends, ghosts, voodoo, wise humor, action make Panama a highly entertaining book. I laughed out loud reading that “the French can't even take care of themselves. You can't get two Frenchmen to agree on anything."
That’s all I reveal from the book. I won’t spoil the pleasure of reading it with more details.
All in all, a cracking read. I know it's a cliché to say it but I honestly couldn't put it down. S.C.Boyack’s book, Panama, had me gripped. What are you waiting for? Get the book and be captivated!