The Last Place God Made

The Last Place God Made

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Two pilots venture into the heart of the Amazon to save the lives of two nuns held hostage by a savage tribe The classic Jack Higgins thriller 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 more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 14mm | 117.93g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Signet Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0451189817
  • 9780451189813

Author information

Jack Higgins is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than sixty thrillers that have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, including "The Eagle Has Landed" and "The Wolf at the Door." Before beginning his writing career, Higgins served in the British Army along the East German border. He lives in the Channel more

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The last place God made is surely deep in the jungles of Brazil, where the Indians treat the white man just a little better than they are treated in return - or so thinks Neil Mallory, the dropped-out young Englishman hot for planes and decency and the last frontier. He loves Joanna (who owes him nothing just because she slept with him), who travels in the back woods with the quixotic Sister Mary in search of her sister, rightly suspected to have been zapped by the unappreciative Indians. But NeWs real involvement is with Sam Hannah, the ex-World War I flying ace who traps Neil into flying his patched-up Bristol all over no-man's land. Phony arrests, troubles with the nuns and Indians, Neil's near death at a work camp that makes Attica look like heaven, keep the action of this ridiculous tale moving so fast that the reader won't mind - even the Hollywood ending when after all the action, Neil takes over where Sam leaves off - home to jolly old England and a commission in the RAF as that Second World War begins. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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337 ratings
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3 36% (121)
2 6% (21)
1 2% (7)
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