Synopses & Reviews
Brazil, 1935: a vast rubber plantation buried deep in the Amazon Rainforest is the site of a barbaric killing. When agent Miller is sent out to investigate, events take a startling turn for the worse. Men ominously vanish without warning, a cadaverous girl is spotted roaming around, deadly tropical storms and blazing fires wreak havoc, and there are whispers that the murdered man has been sighted. Who are the emaciated creatures glimpsed only after dark, nowhere to be seen in the light of day? If the horrors of local Brazilian legend are to be believed, Miller has landed himself in a living nightmare.
When darkness falls the nightmare begins . . .
It is 1935 and a rubber plantation deep in the Amazon jungle is losing its labourers one by one. Company agent Miller arrives to investigate the mounting number of those disappearing as well as the brutal killing of a fellow agent.
Sightings of a corpselike girl and a man who bears a striking resemblance to the dead agent soon have Miller on edge. And when night falls, and the humid air fills with the stench of rotting flesh, he becomes convinced he's found the nearest thing to hell.
They roam through the darkness, hide in the shadows and shun the daylight. But what are these deathly-looking figures?
As the sun sets over the plantation, only a brave man dares to sleep...
About the Author
Stephen Bywater left school at 16 to join the Merchant Navy. He now teaches English and is the author of The Devil's Ark.