Able to get out of the sweltering summer time warmth, Sam Paris goes to his common spot: The Peckerwood Bar in Port Salerno, Florida, well-known for its spicy scorching sauce and its unsavory characters. The bar patrons are as tough and difficult as Sam and his language when somebody annoys him. In his sixties and with a historical past, together with as a Vietnam vet, Sam pays consideration to all the things and everybody round him from “Behavior born out of self-preservation and classes realized the exhausting manner.” He is minding his personal enterprise when a person and his enticing feminine companion enter the bar and are instantly seen for what they’re: greater than slightly misplaced and unconcerned about it, when they need to be. The person says he is a journalist on the lookout for a great story-Sam’s story-and can pay. Sam agrees, and the twisted roller-coaster-like story begins about his time within the Amazon Jungle with a stupendous, sensual girl he can neither determine nor resist; Nazi’s in hiding; the hunt for misplaced cities and gold; and quite a few legal parts who all have agendas they both need to contain Sam in or imagine he’s concerned in-and for a really explicit motive. After he tells his story, Sam realizes his previous has come again to hang-out him-or kill him, and Sam should use each useful resource he has to attempt to survive, as soon as once more.
Sam’s stint as a Marine through the Vietnam Warfare was adopted by drug dependancy, leaving him homeless till he is picked up in New York Metropolis and groomed for a particular objective by Ursula Jung, a lady who tells lies about what is going on on as simply as she breathes. After hooking up with Ursula, Sam by no means is aware of from one minute to the subsequent who he’ll be working from, who he is being arrange by or who’ll shoot at him subsequent, or who he could must kill to outlive. Whether or not it is the results of the cacao used for altitude illness whereas in Peru, or actual experiences that happen, Sam finds that actuality and visions overlap in ways in which make him query everybody’s sanity, together with his personal. Generally, his instincts are the one factor Sam is aware of he’s certain of.
Lichtwar created this primary novel to be action-based, and takes readers into New York Metropolis, Peru, deep into the Amazon Jungle, and onto Florida, the place life and the individuals taken with Sam Paris simply will not depart him in peace to drink himself right into a stupor to scrub down “the mud of previous reminiscences.” The solid of characters demonstrates what occurs when individuals who have agendas will use others and go to any lengths to achieve their objectives. All in all, this ebook is a bit of excellent enjoyable and journey and an entertaining first ebook from this writer.