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The Jolly Roger Social Club: A True Story Of A Killer In Paradise

The true story of a series of bold killings which took place in a shadowy American ex-pat community in Panama--a tale of greed, political history, and murderIn the remote Bocas del Toro, Panama, William Dathan Holbert, aka "Wild Bill," is awaiting trial for the murder of five fellow American ex-patriots. Holbert's first victims were the Brown family, who lived on a remote island in the area's Darklands. There, Holbert turned their home into the "Jolly Roger Social Club," using drink- and drug-fueled parties to get to know other ex-pats. The club's tagline was: "Over 90% of our members survive." Those odds were not in his victims' favor. The Jolly Roger Social Club is not just a book about what Holbert did and the complex financial and real estate motives behind the killings; it is about why Bocas del Toro turned out to be his perfect hunting ground, and why the community tolerated-even accepted-him for a time. Told through the fascinating history of the country of Panama, a paradise with sinister ties to the political and economic interests of the United States, journalist Nick Foster brings this uniquely bizarre place to life; shedding light on a community where many live under assumed names, desperate to leave their old lives behind - and sometimes people just disappear.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781627793728
Categories Biographies and Memoirs, BX, Highlight, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, Whateversary
Author(s) Foster, Nick
Publisher Henry Holt & Company
Pages 288
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 16.2cm x 2.6cm x 24.3cm
Weight 0.495 kg
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