A search for treasure in a lost Mayan city becomes a fight for survival against a band of uncompromising murderous mercenaries…
Jeremy Wheale's well-ordered life is blasted apart when his brother is murdered by a small-time American crook. The killer was after a family heirloom - an antique gold tray - and to find out why his brother died, Wheale follows a trail that leads from Devon to the tropical rainforest of Yucatan.
There he joins the hunt for a fabled hoard of gold - treasure from a lost city of the Mayas. But the jungle hides many secrets, and in its dense cover his brother's enemies are only waiting their chance to strike at Wheale. And with them are a band of vicious convict mercenaries…
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'One of the best adventure stories I have read for years.' DAILY MIRROR
'As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as long as action, authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the good adventure/thriller, Desmond Bagley's books will surely be read.' REGINALD HILL, Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers
'Bagley is a master storyteller.' DAILY MIRRORAbout the Author:
Desmond Bagley wrote 16 novels, becoming one of the world's top-selling authors, with his books translated into more than 30 languages. He was born in 1923 in Kendal and brought up in Blackpool, beginning his working life, aged 14, in the printing industry. After working in an aircraft factory during the Second World War, he decided to travel, working his way through Europe and southern Africa, and in 1951 joined the gold mining industry before becoming a freelance journalist in Johannesburg, where he wrote his first novel, The Golden Keel, in 1962. In 1964 he returned to England, finally settling in Guernsey with his wife, where he died in 1983.
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