The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned. Years later, one of its members has stumbled out of the world's most inhospitable rainforest -- a former Special Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from death, who went in with one arm missing . . . and came out with both intact.
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1 . A for the book along with the Amazon
Posted January 22, 2010 by gerry , wexford,pa.Rollins never stops his readers for finishing a book with the thought of waiting for another one. I have read the complete series and the Sigma Force and plots have me hooked. The "creatrues" in this book were brought to life with his keen attention to detail . The characters are balanced from the real to make believe , and at times , that is what I want -something to thrill me , and it always has. Highly recommended reading !
2 . excellent
Posted August 19, 2009 by james , honolulua little bit of political correctness doesn't detract much if anything from this fast-paced pulp novel
3 . DONT FORGET YOUR BUG SPRAY!
Posted July 23, 2009 by Read Her , Ft LauderdaleWhat an adventure!
This is a virulent version of Indiana Jones ... not a wasted moment. The story shreds through the Amazon, booby trapped with danger, espionage and science. Very well written and researched. The characters are well developed, the location detailed crisply ... and the medical information (western and alternative) legitimizes the story (within reason).
It was a great read and I'll be spending more time with Mr. Robbins in the future.
You will not be disappointed!
4 . Great Book
Posted January 14, 2009 by Rustyb , Charleston S.CWoW, What a great Book!! From start to finish, I could not wait to read what was going to happen next. The story line keeps you on the edge of your seat and lets your imagination run wild. Writing style is the best I have ever seen!
5 . Amazonia
Posted April 23, 2007 by nancy , FloridaThis is a terrific book - a lot of action and mystery, an easy read, keeps you wanting to know more and more about what's happening! Scientists and U.S. Rangers are both wanting to know more about a lost scientific expedition - and it's a race to see who gets the information first. Excitement, mystery, and tension make for a fascinating read! I'm a big fan of James Rollins and this is another of his cleverly written stories.
November 24, 2003
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Excerpt from Amazonia by James Rollins
August 6, 10:11 A.M.
Amazon Jungle, Brazil
The anaconda held the small Indian girl wrapped in its heavy coils, dragging her toward the river.
Nathan Rand was on his way back to the Yanomamo village after an early morning of gathering medicinal plants when he heard her screams. He dropped his specimen bag and ran to her aid. As he sprinted, he shrugged his short-barreled shotgun from his shoulder. When alone in the jungle, one always carried a weapon.
He pushed through a fringe of dense foliage and spotted the snake and girl. The anaconda, one of the largest he had ever seen, at least forty feet in length, lay half in the water and half stretched out on the muddy beach. Its black scales shone wetly. It must have been lurking under the surface when the girl had come to collect water from the river. It was not unusual for the giant snakes to prey upon animals who came to the river to drink: wild peccary, capybara rodents, forest deer. But the great snakes seldom attacked humans.
Still, during the past decade of working as a ethnobotanist in the jungles of the Amazon basin, Nathan had learned one important rule: if a beast were hungry enough, all rules were broken. It was an eat-or-be-eaten world under the endless green bower.
Nathan squinted through his gun's sight. He recognized the girl. ' Oh, God, Tama! ' She was the chieftain's nine-year-old niece, a smiling, happy child who had given him a bouquet of jungle flowers as a gift upon his arrival in the village a month ago. Afterward she kept pulling at the hairs on his arm, a rarity among the smooth-skinned Yanomamo, and nicknamed him Jako Basho, ' Brother Monkey. '
Biting his lip, he searched through his weapon's sight. He had no clean shot, not with the child wrapped in the muscular coils of the predator.