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State of wonder

by:Patchett, Ann

A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years--a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.

Editions:100  Date:2006 - 2019  Genre(s):Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Novels, Novels

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Storm warning : a novel

by:Higgins, Jack, 1929-

During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland-and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

Editions:66  Date:1976 - 2014  Genre(s):Sea stories, War stories, War stories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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The demon crown

by:Rollins, James, 1961-

"Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed, and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one: an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University. Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall: a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists--led by Alexander Graham Bell--to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future: the very secret of life after death. Yet nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror--dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones--is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America's front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher the deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading--adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger ... and smarter. Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy--the newly resurrected Guild--even it if means sacrificing one of his own"--The publisher's web site.

Editions:37  Date:2017 - 2019  Genre(s):Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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River of death

by:MacLean, Alistair, 1922-1987

An expedition venturing into the Brazilian rain forest could not imagine what awaited them; those who survived would never forget.

Editions:96  Date:1977 - 2021  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure stories

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The seamstress : a novel

by:Peebles, Frances de Pontes

In 1930's Brazil, a vigilante gang invades the home of two seamstresses, kidnapping one of them.

Editions:44  Date:2008 - 2016  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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The last place God made

by:Higgins, Jack, 1929-

Locals call it the Rio das Mortes--the treacherous Brazilian river where the Huna tribe is known to kill all who trespass. Despite the river's deadly reputation, pilot Neil Mallory agrees to fly supplies to outposts there in hopes of making enough money to buy his passage back to England. But when he and fellow pilot Sam Hannah discover a field of massacred missionaries shot through with the Huna's arrows, they decide to strike out along the River of Death to stage a daring rescue of the two nuns who are missing. Their mission draws them deep into the treacherous jungle, where a final violent showdown with the Huna leads to a fateful decision that will change their lives forever.

Editions:34  Date:1971 - 2010  Genre(s):Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Roosevelt's beast : a novel

by:Bayard, Louis

1914. Brazil's Rio da Dúvida, the River of Doubt. Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle to chart an unexplored river in the heart of the wild Amazon. Fighting off malaria and running short of food, Kermit and Teddy break with the group to hunt a long-overdue meal and are kidnapped by a tribe of cannibals: the Cinta Larga. In exchange for their freedom, father and son must find and kill a never-before-seen beast that plagues the tribe. A beast so ferocious it leaves only a shell of its prey behind. But what are the origins of this beast, and how do they escape its brutal wrath? Roosevelt's Beast is a story of the impossible things that become possible when civilization is miles away, when the mind plays tricks on itself, and when old family secrets refuse to stay buried.

Editions:6  Date:2014  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Historical fiction, History, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction

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Black orchid

by:Meyer, Nicholas

Kincaid surveyed the river. He had floated sarcophagi down the Nile, pearls along he Yang-tse, and aces high on the Mississippi, but he had never encountered the likes of the Amazon. It was longer than the Nile,12 times the size of Mississippi, and not worthy of being a tributary. Hired for information of the Rubber Industry.

Editions:11  Date:1977 - 1978  Genre(s):Adventure fiction

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The liberty campaign

by:Dee, Jonathan

"Gene Trowbridge, a sixty-five-year-old successful advertising executive, fills the days before his retirement assessing his past and considering the future. A deliberate and thoughtful man, Gene lives a solid, peaceful existence with his wife in a genteel Long Island suburb, watching on television the failure of his son Jack's professional baseball career and increasingly aware of his own displacement in a field dominated by the very young."--BOOK JACKET. "But a chance meeting with Albert Ferdinand, a reclusive neighbor who wins his regard and friendship, upsets the tenuous balance of Gene's world. From the scandal that comes to surround Ferdinand, Gene is brought face to face with the unimaginable depths of cruelty that lie well beyond his complacent suburban community. Spurred on by a persistent journalist and overwhelmed by self-doubt stemming from his instinctive liking and acceptance of a man of potentially indescribable evil, Gene is drawn into a suspenseful search for the truth about Ferdinand's past."--BOOK JACKET. "In The Liberty Campaign, critically acclaimed author Jonathan Dee has created one of the wisest and most memorable voices in recent fiction. When Gene is ultimately presented with a stark ethical choice and forced to reevaluate his judgment and his principles, Dee captures, with extraordinary precision and power, the vulnerable time in the life of an aging man when he falters, not sure that his own life experience has provided him with the ability to act. The Liberty Campaign is a riveting, multilayered portrait of an ordinary man whose moral universe is tested by a situation that defies the parameters of his decidedly American upbringing and sensibility."--Jacket.

Editions:12  Date:1992 - 2013  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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The killer

by:Melo, Patrícia, 1962-

"Melo's prize-winning novel (Matador) is a thriller about a man who accidentally becomes a hired killer and a local hero. Once again Landers achieves an excellent result: colloquial, entirely readable, and authentic, with just the right tone for its narrator whose language one reviewer has called 'racy hoodlum-speak.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.‡uhttp://www.loc.gov/hlas

Editions:53  Date:1995 - 2009  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Adventure stories, Erotic fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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