Reissue of the timeless Higgins classic...In 1930's Brazil, Neil Mallory works as a courier flying mail and machine parts around the Amazonian rain forest.
On a routine day his plane falls in a terrifying and potentially fatal crash; his life saved by the bravery of the enigmatic Captain Sam Hannah.
In need of a partner, Hannah recruits Mallory as his right-hand-man in travelling to the deepest and darkest heart of the jungle, coming up against indigenous peoples, and a beautiful woman with secrets to hide.
As Mallory and Hannah's friendship turns them into adversaries, the game is set for competitive bravery and a battle of wills as they oppose each other in one of the most hidden and remote places on Earth.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 27/05/2010
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780007243044
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Review by Bridgey
A different setting to many of Higgins usual novels, although fans will still be glad to see the usual type of characters and plenty of killing....The book follows the adventures of Neil Mallory, a pilot for hire in the Brazilian Jungle he is saved from a crash site by Sam Hannah.Hannah was an ace in the First World War but now with no adventure in his life he is turned into an alcoholic, brawling, swindler who thinks only of himself.Hannah enlists Mallory as a pilot delivering mail and goods to outposts in the area.All around the Huma Indian tribe are massacring the white man. Only Mallory can see things from their point of view. When a holy order of the sisters of pity is slaughtered Mallory finds that 2 are unaccounted for. When the missing nun’s sister turns up (an up and coming MGM film star) they request help to try and rescue the nuns or recover the bodies.What happens next is a lot of violence, varied deaths and testosterone by the bucket load..... just the way it should be.