Out of the inhospitable Amazon rainforest a man stumbles into a missionary village. Soon the CIA operative and former Special Forces soldier, his eyes wide with terror, is dead. The photograph of Agent Clark's corpse in the Brazilian morgue shows two intact upper limbs, yet Agent Clark had only one arm, the other lost to a sniper's bullet. Nathan ...Read MoreOut of the inhospitable Amazon rainforest a man stumbles into a missionary village. Soon the CIA operative and former Special Forces soldier, his eyes wide with terror, is dead. The photograph of Agent Clark's corpse in the Brazilian morgue shows two intact upper limbs, yet Agent Clark had only one arm, the other lost to a sniper's bullet. Nathan Rand's father led a scientific mission into the rainforest and never returned - the same expedition that took Clark into the jungle. Now Nate is to follow the elder Rand's trail, along with a team of scientists and experienced US Rangers. For somewhere in the dark, impenetrable depths of Earth's most dangerous region lie mysteries that must be solved...whatever the cost. As Nate Rand and his party push on into the jungle, they are haunted by a truth: that they are not alone. But each step brings the team closer to an ancient, unspoken terror that even the native people dread. As madness, fear and horrific death descend upon the second cursed expedition, those still living must confront a power beyond human imagining - one that can for ever alter the world beyond the dark, lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better...and for worse.Read Less
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I read all James Rollins books. They are adventurous and wonderful mysteries.
Jun 30, 2011
jammes rollins' amazonia
this is a typical james rollins. unrelenting action (sometimes too unrelenting - you wish that the protagonists could get little break), but very entertaining and again one of those books you can't put down. and the good guy always come out on top - i like that :-)
Mar 27, 2011
Wild Ride with Twists and Turns
Action packed adventure that is fast-paced with multiple plot layers. Good character development and excellent interaction. Once started, this one is hard to put down!
Mar 21, 2009
This book is A roller coaster. ride. Rangers yes those big tough army rangers are put to the test and some just do not make it. At first it was hard for me to read. A little slow at the start. once the story went up the hill. It was one wild,wonderful hands in the air heart pounding freaky scream till you are out of breath ride. You will get your moneys worth out of this book. Then I may read it again . Bought another of his books. BUY THIS BOOK .
Aug 31, 2007
This is adventure story that move a long like an express train. Set in Brazilian rain forest group of explorers set out to discover the reason why a one-armed man grew a new arm. The man also carried a deadly disease with him out of the jungle. The story becomes a search for where he had been after disappearing along with a jungle expedition searching for medicinal plants. Fast action throughout.- you cannot wait until your reach the end. It was like Indiana Jones movie script
Publishers Weekly, 2002-03-04 The use of mass market originals as a farm team for hardcovers has lost popularity, but still works occasionally, as with Rollins, whose three mass markets (Deep Fathom, Excavation and Subterranean) displayed a flair for brawny adventure within an exotic locale a flair put to good use in his hardcover debut. A U.S. Special Forces agent walks out of the Amazon jungle and quickly dies of rampant tumors; what's especially bizarre is that this man has two arms, but when he entered the jungle five years before as part of a biopharmaceutical exploratory expedition, which has been lost track of, he had only one. The rest of the novel follows a group of scientists and U.S. military guardians as they trek deep into the jungle in search of the missing expedition and, hopefully, the secret to the regrown arm a secret that takes on vast importance when the dead agent's body, shipped to the States, spreads a disease that threatens to wipe out the American population. Meanwhile, a second, predatory expedition, led by a French psychopath, surreptitiously follows the first, aiming to steal whatever cure the searchers uncover; both expeditions wind up at the isolated home of a legendary tribe and the malignant, giant tree that sustains it. Rollins won't win awards for his prose or characters, though both function smoothly in this boldly drawn entertainment, and there's little here that isn't a variation of some classic adventure trope. His pacing is forceful, however, and his atmospherics rich, with giant caimans and jaguars, mutant amphibians and hungry locusts adding to the mayhem, a high body count and a congenial sense of the ridiculous although Rollins plays it deadpan. This is old-fashioned, rugged adventure in the tradition of Haggard and Crichton, told with energy, excitement and a sense of fun. (Mar.) Forecast: National print ads and California regional author appearances will win Rollins some fans, but the simultaneous release of 12-copy prepacks of his three mass markets manifest this novel's likely fate: respectable hardcover, bestselling paperback. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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