“The Jolly Roger Social Club is noir reporting at its best, a true crime tale for our age, a deftly guided tour into a shadowy netherworld where the phrase ‘last call’ can be taken quite literally.”—Susan Casey, author of Voices in the Ocean and The Devil’s Teeth
“The Jolly Roger Social Club is a gripping, enervating read—sharply written, excellently observed and assiduously researched. In William ‘Wild Bill’ Cortez, Foster has found not only a larger-than-life character, but a back door into an expat island community. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an under-reported corner of the world that balances the best of crime writing and pavement-pounding reportage. Keeping so many plates spinning is no easy task, yet Foster carries it off with enviable expertise. A Panamanian Cocaine Nights, only grounded in fact.”—Oliver Balch, author of Viva South America!
“The world has never seen a killer quite like William ‘Wild Bill’ Cortez. Nick Foster’s shrewdly told, rum-soaked, all-too-true tale of serial murder in the tropics is simply stunning.”—Robert Kolker, author of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery
“If you’ve ever yearned to flee civilization for a tropical Caribbean hideaway, pick up Nick Foster’s frightening The Jolly Roger Social Club before you do. It’s like a nightmare version of ‘House Hunters International’–a lovely Panamanian resort town, happy American expats, and one crazed murderer who seemingly wants to kill them all.”—Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage and Public Enemies
“A completely riveting true-crime tale.” —Booklist