"A wonderful combination of adventure and romance." - Deborah A. Panebianco, Amazon review
Anthropologist Claire El-Badawy has spent the last ten years of her life applying for grants for an Amazon jungle expedition. She wants to prove her theory of the Trans-Atlantic connection between Africa and South America that existed five thousand years ago.
Things change dramatically when a lost bushman is found deep in the rainforest. Re-energized and armed with the startling find, she finally wins the support of the university.
Owen Macleod’s life has been one long trek after another, guiding tourists and aiding the indigenous people of the forest against the mining companies. Owen has nobody left in his life except for the people along the river - and his tramping partner, Manny.
When Owen hears of the opportunity to break free of the tourist trade, he jumps at it. Soon, the headstrong anthropologist and the wanderlust jungle guide are thrown together in pursuit of their own dreams.
But neither of them are prepared for what they will find hidden beyond the veiled depths of the Amazon.
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Morning sunlight trickled down through the forest canopy, spraying golden beams on the thick dappled mats of silver fern. At length, Mahl came to a grinding halt and breathed deeply of the humid, damp air. He would be home soon. Already, he could smell the scent of water. Capuchin monkeys chattered in the spidery branches above. Reaching out, he broke off a slender branch and ripped the outer bark away with his teeth. As he chewed the sweet inner cambium amid the incessant whine of insects, he surveyed the dense forest.
A minute later, he tossed the branch aside, re-slung his bow over his dark shoulder and struck off into the waving sea of green with the black tail of his talisman head dressing flapping in the wind. From here on, the trail ran under the thick green vegetation and he would need to rely on his memory on where to place each step. One wrong placement could mean a broken leg or worse yet, death, in one of the many gaping holes strewn out over the ragged landscape.