Black Orchid Author:Nicholas Meyer, Barry Jay Kaplan A travel-worn soldier of fortune, Harry Kincaid was no stranger to exotic ports of call. He had negotiated the drawing rooms of Victorian London, the opium dens of Shanghai, the wild saloons of the Mississippi, and more. But nothing in his odd career had prepared him for the splendor and decadence of Manaus. — Manaus. A city of splendor and decad... more »ence at the turn of the century, 1000 miles up the treacherous Amazon River, deep in the deadliest jungle known to man. This magic city actually existed, boasting fabulous mansions, prostitutes with diamond fillings in their teeth, its leading citizens rubber monopoly billionaires.
Into this world comes Kincaid, the adventurer with an incredible mission. Only one person can stop him -- Dolores, the beauty, daughter of the city's most powerful family, who loves Kincaid but yearns to betray him.« less