The second book in the Chase Baker action/adventure series. I haven’t read the first one, but this was part of the Action/Adventure bundle way back in 2015 at Storybundle.

Publication year: 2014
Format: ebook
Publisher: Bear Media
Page count: 174 at GoodReads

This is marketed as Indiana Jones -type book and it’s not far off. Chase is also an archeologist who has wild adventures at exotic locations. He’s also a writer who writes about his own adventures.

The book starts with a short passage from 1939 about a man who has crash landed in Amazon’s jungle and sees a golden airplane which seems to be over a thousand years old. Yes: possible evidence that extraterrestrial aliens have visited Earth long ago and that we’re possibly even descended from them!

In 2014, Chase returns to New York and meets with his literary agent Leslie. She’s actually not doing so well and when Chase accidentally burns down her office during sex, she’s left with almost nothing. Her rich fiancée also breaks off with her. A mysterious old man, Peter Keogh III, has sent an invitation letter to Chase and soon both Chase and Leslie, along with two of Keogh’s men, head to South American jungles. Keogh’s father was in the beginning passage.

This is a short and fast-paced book written in first person, present tense. It has short chapters which often end in a cliffhanger. It also has lots of action, both sex and violence kinds, and about half of the book is set in deep jungle which is a very dangerous place. It’s set in 2014 so our intrepid heroes have modern tech, like cell phones. The story also has hostile native tribes, indeed the word headhunter was used for them, which I have difficulty believing. Like the Indy films, this story also deals with some interesting religious thoughts and items.

It’s good for a couple of hours of entertainment.