Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils

by Rob MacGregor

Indiana Jones meets Colonel Percy Fawcett in the Amazon Jungle

Synopsis

Returning to New York from a dig, Indiana Jones learns of the recently discovered writings of Colonel Percy Fawcett, which reveal the existence of a lost city in the Brazilian jungle and a race of people descended from the Druids.

 

Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils

Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils Book Cover

Plot Synopsis

"Deep in the tropical forests of Brazil, ancient ruins are discovered and a British explorer has mysteriously been lost. Indiana Jones and Deirdre Campbell, from the previous book 'Dance of the Giants', travel to Rio and romantically get married on the ship facing Pão de Açucar. From there they and their digging crew proceed into the dense jungle to find the long-lost explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, whose mysterious writings are described to be able to revolutionize history. Fawcett believes that a city in the Brazilian jungle hosts mythical red-headed descendants of the ancient Celtic Druids. Indy and his friends face a horde of sundry rivals, from cannibals to gun-wielding hooligans.

Book Overview

Having barely survived a hair-raising archaeological dig in Tikal, Guatemala, Indiana Jones has returned to New York just in time to get caught up in a controversy. The mysterious writings of Colonel Percy Fawcett, a missing British explorer, have turned up, and what they describe could revolutionize history--and make or break several scientific reputations. For Percy paints a tantalizing picture of a lost city in the Brazilian jungle and a mythical red-headed race who may be the descendants of ancient Celtic Druids. . .No one loves mystery or adventure more than Indiana Jones. So with his trusty bullwhip in hand and the lovely Deirdre Campbell firmly in tow, he sets out for the wilds of the Amazon, but Indy has more enemies than he knows, including a bunch of hard-nosed thugs and a cannibalistic Indian tribe who are out to make him instant history. And if he survives what they throw his way, there's still the fabled city itself. . .where the inhabitants practice the magic of the "seven veils" and no one leaves alive!
The discovery of ruins in Brazil leads Indiana and a digging crew in search of the long-lost explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in the Amazon jungles while looking for a lost city. Indy eventually finds Fawcett, but neither the colonel, nor the city are what he expected. Includes 16-page preview of Indy's next adventure.

Author Biography

Rob MacGregor is an Edgar-winning author who has been on the New York Times bestseller list. He is the author of seventeen novels, ten nonfiction books, and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. In addition to writing his own novels, he has teemed with George Lucas, Peter Benchly, and Billy Dee Williams.

Book Details

Author: Rob MacGregor

Publisher: Bantam Books

Action, Adventure Paperback reissue 1991 - English

ISBN-10: 0553293346 - ISBN-13: 9780553293340

Availability:

Amazon UK (£4.54)

Amazon US ($6.99)

Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils from Random House ($6.99)

All of the Indiana Jones books are widely available

 

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Related Links:

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Colonel Percy Fawcett is Alive

 Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins

Last words from the legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett - includes expedition map

Very Large Maps of Colonel Fawcett's Amazon Jungle Expeditions

English translation of Manuscript 512

Colonel Fawcett's 1925 Expedition to search for the Lost City of Z

Manhunt in the Jungle by George M. Dyott

The Lost City of Z by David Grann Book Review

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