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Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2021
  • 9781955347105
  • 222 pages
  • $10.99
Hardcover Book Details
  • 04/2021
  • 9781955347112
  • 222 pages
  • $22.99
Brian Ray Brewer
Author
Emerald Greed

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Emerald Greed is an adventure set in the Pantanal, vast, inhospitable wetlands in the center of South America at the headwaters of the Rio Paraguay. This book tells of the emerald trade, cocaine smuggling and of politics as practiced in Brazil. The story begins with Jack Tate in Rio de Janeiro, working to reestablish the industry contacts he had prior to leaving for Africa to trade in the "blood diamonds" that were fueling the Angolan Civil War. This African venture which ended in a Zairian prison left him destitute and therefore desperate enough to head off into the Brazilian hinterlands in search of the fabled Borba Mine, knowing that Joaquim Fontes, the geologist who re-discovered it, and another gem dealer sent to find him have both disappeared. As the story unfolds so does a romance between Jack and Joaquim's daughter, Marisa, who eventually leads him to the mine where their quest begins.
Reviews
Kirkus Reviews, US Review of Books, Pacific Book Review

"A gripping tale of underworld crime and desperate aspiration...The author vividly describes the formidable wetlands of the Brazilian interior, getting across its compelling combination of lush beauty and peril. Indeed, for the most part,this is a torridly paced thriller overflowing with sharply described action." —Kirkus Reviews
 
"Brewer is a first-rate storyteller who keeps the action and suspense nonstop. His cinematic descriptions of gunfights, hand-to-hand combat, and more are loaded with energy. His depictions of Brazil's wildlife and its multi-dimensional environment feel vividly real. From the piranhas to the anacondas, his tale is alive with hair-raising jeopardy and startling derring-do. Readers who thrill to engaging plots with plenty of excitement will likely revel in this pulse-pounder." —Joe Kilgore, The US Review of Books
 
"You will find yourself enthralled by the author's storytelling ability...The tale itself is exciting and action-packed, with a heart-pounding adventure being the center of this story...You won't want to put this one down." —Christina Avina, The Pacific Book Review

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 04/2021
  • 9781955347105
  • 222 pages
  • $10.99
Hardcover Book Details
  • 04/2021
  • 9781955347112
  • 222 pages
  • $22.99

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