Anthony Winkler’s historical novel God Carlos (Akashic Books, $15.95) explores the Spanish brutality against native Indians in 16th-century Jamaica. Expecting to make landfall in paradise after over a month at sea, the crew of the Santa Inez instead find themselves in the middle of a timid, innocent people. The European newcomers do not find gold, only the merciless climate that fosters deadly diseases. "A tale of the frequently tragic--and also comic--clash of races and religions brought on by colonization . . .”—Shelf Awareness. Born in Jamaica, Winkler is the author of several novels, including The Painted Canoe, The Lunatic, Crocodile, Dog War, and his autobiography, Trust the Darkness: My Life as a Writer.