The Darkside of Paradise


I just completed a mystery novel set in Costa Rica. In this book, which is based on "true events" and the many years I spent in Costa Rica, Kit Carlyle, a newly minted professor at the University of California at Berkeley, wakes up on the banks of a creek in the middle of the Costa Rican rainforest. It’s pitch dark and he’s bleeding from a wound on his head where someone hit him after he left the Culebra Bar in Tortuguero. As he comes to his senses, he realizes this is the second attempt to kill him. But by whom? And why? Kit struggles to his feet and embarks on a journey that takes him from a hidden lagoon in Costa Rica to the ivory towers of the University of California at Berkeley as he tries to solve the mystery before it’s too late.The Dark Side of Paradise is an enthralling thriller that pulls away the civilized curtain of academia and explores the sinister side of a tropical paradise.

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