In the 17th century, 68 men enter the Amazon jungle to search for a lost gold mine. Ten years later a lone survivor emerges from the jungle with a fantastic tale of a strange city built of stone they stumbled upon. Before his death, he records it all in a manuscript now known as Manuscript 512. Many years later, Colonel Fawcett reads Manuscript 512. To him, it is evidence a Lost City exists in the remote areas of the Amazon Jungle. He means to find it.
The date is 1925 - The location is the Amazon Jungle. Colonel Percy Fawcett, his son Jack and close friend Raleigh Rimmell, are looking for a lost City rumoured to be hidden in the unexplored regions of the cannibal inhabited jungle. Dead Horse Camp is situated at the boundary of unexplored territory. Ahead lay the unknown, danger, and perhaps a Lost Civilisation. The three explorers enter the jungle never to be seen or heard from again. Until now!
Present day - New information that reveals what befell the Fawcett expedition reaches the civilised world. A team is put together to travel to the Amazon jungle. Their task is to unravel the mystery and find the Lost City of Z. But the journey to the Lost City is just the beginning. Inside lurks danger and a secret those guarding it will kill to protect. Survival will not be easy: escape almost impossible.
Fawcett's adventure continues in The Lost City - Book 1 - An Unexpected Adventure - Journey to Fawcett's Lost City of Z and Book 2 - Inside The Lost City - Secrets and Treasure
An exciting archaeological mystery thriller with flashbacks to Colonel Fawcett's 1925 Expedition. Read a preview on Amazon
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Although a few non-fiction books have been written about the lost Fawcett expedition, using Fawcett's diary and letters as inspiration, most end at Dead Horse Camp, Fawcett’s last known position. This is where An Unexpected Adventure begins and is the first book to continue Colonel Fawcett's expedition to reach his Lost City of Z.
Although the Amazon jungle hides its secrets well and does not relinquish them easily, Adventure will reveal some of them, including the source of the mysterious "...lights that never went out.
"Adventure will take you inside the Lost City to learn of its many secrets and dangers. A thrilling story of adventure and discovery that weaves together an exciting blend of fact and fiction linked to the legends surrounding the lost Fawcett expedition and the mysterious Amazonian Jungle.
The date is 1925 - The location is the Amazon Jungle. Colonel Percy Fawcett, his son Jack and close friend Raleigh Rimmell, are looking for a Lost City rumoured to be hidden in the unexplored regions of the cannibal inhabited jungle. Dead Horse Camp is situated at the boundary of this unexplored territory. Before them, the unknown, danger, and perhaps a Lost Civilisation. The three explorers enter the jungle never to be seen or heard from again. Until now!
Present Day - A beachcomber searching an English beach finds an unusual object from the past that puts into motion an expedition to the unexplored regions of the mysterious Amazon Jungle.
The unprepared members of this expedition hope to discover the fate of famous Victorian explorer, but their journey to the Lost City is just the beginning and not all will survive the dangers of the jungle.
To escape justice, a murderer has infiltrated their group. When he learns of the vast treasure believed to be secreted in the Lost City he means to have it, at any cost.
Pursuing the unsuspecting group is the ruthless chief of the federal police who is more corrupt than some of those his job is to arrest. He has a score to settle with the murderer and no one will stand in his way to prevent him from claiming his revenge.
A story full of exciting action, including a kidnapping, daring rescues, atmospheric locations, interesting characters, adventure and discovery set amongst the mysterious Amazon Jungle and its known and unknown inhabitants..
The Mysterious and Dangerous Amazon Jungle, Subterranean Rooms, Tunnels, Pyramids, Ancient Aliens, Nazis, Traps, Thrilling Escapes, Chases, Strange Creatures, Dangerous Enemies, a Lost City and Great Characters, are just a few ingredients that make this exciting adventure thriller a must read for fans of this genre. (NY.Post.book.reviews)
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