Some of the action in z2 takes place in Guatemala and Belize. I had a fascinating time researching these locations and as I wrote I fell in love with these two countries.. I am lucky enough to have spent a little time in Belize studying the reefs, and to have had a wonderful beta reader with roots in Guatemala who was kind enough to help me. I was also able to make use of books and the internet to fill in other gaps in my knowledge.
Below are the links in the book that show more about these exciting places, and a short excerpt from z2 showing how each location plays a role in the story.