It’s a gripping, fast-paced thiller that takes the reader into the mysterious verdant world of the Amazon jungle.
Ecuador. What was supposed to be a dream holiday turned into a nightmare for a group of foreign tourists when their plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest. Having waited in vain for a couple of days for help to arrive, the survivors of the crash decided to set off on a daring journey determined to get out of the jungle alive. But while pushing on, unaware, they entered a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders. A territory where probably the fabulous treasures destined for the last Inca emperor Atahualpa’s ransom, had been hidden. As it soon turned out their nightmare was just beginning. Will they ever get out of the jungle alive?
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I sincerely hope that adventure stories continue to flourish as they have in the past. When I become old enough to start reading adult fiction, I discovered books about Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe, and Moby Dick. Later I graduated to authors like Earnest Hemmingway, Clive Cussler, and Michael Crichton. While the stories these writers produced vary widely in subject matter, they have many similarities, in that they pull you into adventures that hold your attention from the first page to the last. All of them tell of the determination to survive against terrible odds and are told in a manner that makes you experience each difficulty as they occur in the book. Kalis has captured this in the way he makes us feel the gut-tightening emotion of a plane going down in a hostile jungle, the feeling of impending doom as danger closes in on the characters. You can feel yourself there with each footstep into the seemingly endless jungle.
I also like the way the tension never lets up. The characters blunder into difficult situations, and barely escape others. If you like your nerves pulled as tight as the strings on a banjo, this book would do it. I’m looking forward to other books by Mr. Kalis. I think this story is one you will like.