When I bought this book – based on its title – I thought this to be an archeological thriller. But alas, it was not to be. Graham Brown starts this novel with a lot of promise and subsequently builds a high body count in the process. But halfway through the book, Brown seems to sway away from the major plot.
In search for an alternative source of energy which can power the whole world, a top level employee of an American government organization is send into the Amazon rainforest along with some civilian experts and an escort team. While a plot containing the hunt for a lost Mayan city in the Amazon rainforest in itself sounds really adventurous and captivating, Brown heavily relies on the needless action between two competing teams which could have been totally written off from the novel. Moreover, while reading the last few pages, one would realize that Brown was not even thinking to give an apt climax to his story, he was actually thinking about the sequel. Many things are left unanswered which makes you wonder and ask at the end, what did he actually wanted to tell us in this particular book?