Series: Dane Maddock #2
Published by Gryphonwood Press on January 1st 1970
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
146 B.C.- Escaping just ahead of the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier carries an ancient secret to places unknown.
1925- Percy Fawcett launches his final expedition into the Amazon, but what is his true objective?
Dane Maddock is back. Deep in the Amazon, a university group encounters a horror beyond their darkest nightmares and vanishes without a trace. Called upon to undertake a daring rescue mission, Dane and Bones must trace the true path of Percy Fawcett's final expedition, but the secret that lies at the end of the search might be even deadlier than the enemies who seek it. From the streets of London, to remote islands in the Atlantic, to the deadly jungles of the Amazon, Dane and Bones must penetrate a secret lost to history, on their deadliest Quest.
Plot 3 out 5 stars – predictable pathway
Characters 4 out of 5 stars
The novel returns the primary support character from Book 1, Cameron Maxwell the daughter of Dane Maddock and Bones commanding officer. The adventure leads to the Amazon and it is a lot of fun.
And the writing has continued to improve over the course of the novels. We learn how far the dominion will go to ensure their secrecy and power needs.
Overall 3 out 5 stars