Friday, July 16, 2021

Trail of the Jaguar by Jonathan Hanson - Book Tour & Review

Trail of the Jaguar

Biologist and wildlife photographer Clayton Porter witnesses what appears to be a routine drug-smuggling flight across the Arizona-Mexico border. Instead, he uncovers a sophisticated operation involving a secret lodge high in the Sierra Madre, canned hunts for endangered jaguars, a ring of opioid-dealing doctors in the U.S., and a string of cartel victims partially consumed by a large predator. After he unwittingly throws a wrench into the works, Porter becomes a target of revenge, and resorts to skills from his military service to save himself and those close to him.

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My Review
Trail of the Jaguar is a thrilling adventure novel that follows a wildlife photographer named Clayton Porter who finds himself wrapped up in some crazy things. What he assumes is just a drug-smuggling ring ends up being so much more. And soon, he finds himself doing whatever it takes to save himself and take down the bad guys, before it's too late. 
It's definitely an exciting read that will keep you on your toes. The author brings a sense of realism to the story, and you can almost feel like you're having a wild, albeit suspenseful, adventure right along with Clayton. 
There's a lot going on, but it's paced well, and it's easy to get sucked in and lost to the imagery while reading. Clayton is tough, but he's also a really well-written, likeable character you can't help but root for. He's the type of guy you'd want to have your back if you found yourself in a bit of a pickle. Or more than a pickle. 
I really enjoyed Trail of the Jaguar, and I think I'd like to see more of Clayton and his adventures. If you're looking for something thrilling and full of action, give this book a go.
4 stars!

Author Bio
Jonathan Hanson grew up northeast of Tucson, Arizona, with Sabino and Bear Canyons as his backyard, providing him with years of desert expeditions, hunting like the Apaches and building wickiups (which failed spectacularly).

He has since written for a score of outdoor and adventure magazines including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Nature Conservancy, and Global Adventure, and has authored a dozen books on subjects including natural history, sea kayaking, wildlife tracking, and expedition travel.

Jonathans exploration experience encompasses land- and sea-scapes on six continents, from the Atacama Desert to the Beaufort Sea, from the Rift Valley to the Australian Outback, and modes of transportation from sea kayaks to sailboats to bicycles to Land Cruisers.

He has traveled among and worked with cultures as diverse as the Seri Indians and the Himba, the Inuit and the Maasai. Jonathan has taught tracking, natural history writing, four-wheel-driving techniques, and other subjects for many conservation and government organizations.

He is an elected fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society, and a charter member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and lives in Southern Arizona with his wife of 37 years, Roseann Beggy Hanson.

You can follow Jonathans Overland Tech and Travel blog and order signed books at


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