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Law of the Jungle - The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure (Paperback) Loot Price: R288
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Law of the Jungle - The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure (Paperback): John Otis

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Law of the Jungle - The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure (Paperback)

John Otis

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On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors crash-landed in the jungle-covered mountains of Colombia. Within minutes, FARC guerrillas swarmed the wreckage and killed the American pilot and a Colombian crew member, then marched the survivors--Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes--at gunpoint into the rain forest. The Colombian government sent 147 soldiers to rescue the Americans. The troops spent weeks subsisting on monkey meat and Amazon rodents as they chased the guerrillas deeper into the jungle. But then a soldier on a bathroom break stuck his machete into the ground and pulled out 20 million pesos--part of a buried rebel cache of $20 million--and the game suddenly changed.

Veteran journalist John Otis places the Colombian hostage story in its full context, exploring the inner workings of the FARC, the U.S.-backed war on drugs, and Colombia's efforts to free the rebel-held prisoners. Law of the Jungle is an edge-of-your-seat adventure and a shocking cautionary tale about the pursuit of fortune in one of the world's most dangerous places.

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Imprint: William Morrow
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2011
First published: March 2011
Authors: John Otis
Dimensions: 201 x 132 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 355
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-167182-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
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LSN: 0-06-167182-7
Barcode: 9780061671821

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