James D. Evans's Panama Sushi Coup is a true story of prostitution and corruption in Panama City. The story is captivating, dispelling myths about prostitution and portraying sex and prostitution in an unguarded and candid manner. Evans writes without restraint, in a true to life manner, exposing the nature of human relationships and friendships, revealing the corruption of the Panamanian government, and detailing his involvement in a brothel/ strip club, what he calls "the darkest days of his life."
Evans, a former partner in a Panamanian brothel, becomes a scapegoat to his best friend and business partner when the government raids the establishment and falsely accuses them of human trafficking. Despite a deep betrayal, Panama Sushi Coup is written impartially and Evans eventually triumphs and finds redemption. He urges that while we never know who will betray us, as humans, we must still risk trust. While readers will inevitably find the portrayal of the sex industry intriguing and purchase the book to indulge their morbid curiosity, there are many important messages interwoven in this adult tale. "No matter who you are, or what you have accomplished, life will always have new lessons to be learned."