Books by Mark Jacobs

A HANDFUL OF KINGS by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Either too short or far too long: all setup and terribly little payoff."
A kidnapping brings together a spy, an acclaimed novelist, and a diplomat—in a less-than-thrilling thriller. Read full book review >
THE LIBERATION OF LITTLE HEAVEN by Mark Jacobs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Sometimes unfocused and rambling, but, still, these sensitive insider's stories give a vivid glimpse of a country that may always come across as foreign."
Thirteen stories in a second collection, mainly set in Paraguay, by US diplomat and novelist Jacobs (A Cast of Spaniards, 1994; Stone Cowboy, 1997). Read full book review >
STONE COWBOY by Mark Jacobs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"An unusual love story, to say the least—a little bit as if The African Queen were mixed with Panic in Needle Park—and an impressive debut from a writer with a generous imagination and a daring, if deeply weird, sense of character and fate."
A burnt-out American doper, fresh from a Bolivian prison, starts out conning a naive social worker by helping her find her magician brother—and ends up conducting her on a tour of the hell that is the coca trade, while gradually recovering his humanity. Read full book review >