In Poison Makers by Jimmy Olsen, we are taken into the machinations of an old belief system of voodoo and zombies that still exist today in regions of the Dominican Republic today, as Leslie Wright writes in this review for Blogcritics.org.
When Adam Quist, U.S ambassador to the Dominican Republic dies, there seems very little mystery. Yet Edgar Espinosa-Joes (E J) is given the assignment to interview his daughter. She seems to believe there is more involved, more at stake than known. E J occasionally does odd investigations for his mentor Garrett Yancy. Yet this investigation is somewhat out of the ordinary.
As EJ has a clandestine interview with Quist’s daughter, he is left with more questions than answers. She believes her father has been murdered – or even worse, turned into a zombie. E J isn’t laughing though: he is from the Dominican Republic and has seen the violence and ceremonies involved with the ages old voodoo movement.
When the grave is exhumed and the body found missing, E J begins to fear the worst. With the help of his best friend, a crooked Dominican cop, he begins the long and dangerous trek of discovery. The menace becomes personal as he and his friend are poisoned, and then his family is interjected into the danger. The drums are beating, drawing him further into peril and madness. He becomes the victim and is pursued as he tries to find the answers. His family carries on with their own antics, while he slips through the clutches of his adversaries, only to find even deeper mysteries.
For the original report go to http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Poison-Makers-by-Jimmy-Olsen-4810879.php