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The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise / Nick Foster.

Foster, Nick 1966- (Author).
Book Book ([2016].)
Description: 268 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2016].
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Wakefield.
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 364.1523 Foster (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781627793728
  • ISBN: 1627793720
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266).
Contents: The tipping point -- Bocas del Toro -- Welcome to Panama -- The story of Bo Icelar -- "We are just molecules" -- Where is Cher? -- Darklands -- When Scott met Bill -- Life behind bars -- The lights that don't go out -- Epilogue: "I am your worst nightmare."
Summary: "In 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. But this 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"--
"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. But this 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"--
Citation: Foster, Nick. "The Jolly Roger Social Club : a true story of a killer in paradise." New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
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