Black River OUT NOW in UK paperback
'...an enthralling, big-scale adventure yarn written with flair and intelligence...'
- Chris Ewan, author of Safe House
Paititi: last outpost of the Inca empire, home of its greatest treasures. For 500 years, explorers have entered the jungles of Peru seeking their fortune in the lost city. Many never come back.
Kel MacDonald has it all. A big house, a great job and a happy family. But he wants more. Then, on holiday in Mexico, he meets Anton, and Anton looks like his dream come true. A professional treasure hunter, he’s putting together a group to find Paititi. He could use a man like Kel.
Anton’s team – five men, two women – head upriver into the rainforest. But they’re out of their depth. Paranoia and jealousy seethe within the group; Kel begins to realise Anton hasn’t told him everything. And the jungle is more dangerous than he could have imagined. Guerrillas, drug cartels, oil companies and uncontacted Indians all battle for control. Maps of the region have been doctored. And what happened to the previous expedition, a government vaccination program that disappeared six months ago?
Soon, finding the lost city is the least of their troubles. The jungle hides dark secrets that must be guarded at all costs. And someone in the group wants to make sure they never get out.
Related content (external websites):
In Search of Paititi - How I went hunting lost cities in the Amazon - and lived to tell the tale.