The Second Bat Guano War

A Hard-boiled Spy Thriller

From former Lonely Planet author J.M. Porup comes this gritty South American noir…

Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace "Horse" Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA.

When his Agency contact, Pitt Watters, goes missing, Horse’s desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend’s involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human “disease” infecting the earth.

Can Horse find his friend in time? And when he does—will he want to stop him?

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What Readers Are Saying

“Absolutely insane. Very bitter, very real… Would love to see more stories like this.”

“Don’t go on this ride unless you’re prepared to look into the abyss. ”

“ Vulgar, obscene, repulsive, and just overall a very good story. ”

“What a great ride. Gritty and compelling!”

Since you asked…

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