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  New York Times Bestselling Author Tara Janzen  

"One of THE most breathtaking and phenomenal adventure tales to come along in years!"
Jill M. Smith for Romantic Times

RIVER OF EDEN

RIVER OF EDEN
Ebook
ASIN: B008IC9FR6
July 2012

ROMANTIC TIMES ALL-TIME FAVORITE WINNER - RT BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE 2002

"One of THE most breathtaking and phenomenal adventure tales to come along in years!  [Tara Janzen] has created an instant adventure classic.  Make tracks and get your hands on a copy of this book today!" -- Jill M. Smith Romantic Times

A LOST WORLD

In the heart of the rain forest lies a prize Dr. Annie Parrish is willing to risk her life for, an extraordinary orchid known to the Indians as “The Messenger.”  With her resources dwindling and time running out, only one man comes cheap enough and is skilled enough to take her deeper into the savage reaches of the Great Green Hell known as the Amazon.

A ROGUE SCIENTIST

William Sanchez Travers has macaw feathers tied in his hair, a week’s worth of beard, and a shaman’s crystal hanging around his neck, convincing Annie that even the wildest stories she’s heard about him don’t tell the tale.  A Harvard-trained botanist, the once world-renowned professor lost his reputation – and some say his mind – when he vanished from his camp on the Rio Cauaburi and disappeared for a year in the forest.  Now he’s back, in a seedy waterfront bar with a beer in his hand and a mulatto woman doing the lambada on his lap – and against every ounce of common sense she has, Annie’s about to make him a deal.

ONCE THEIR JOURNEY BEGINS, THERE’S NO TURNING BACK

The last thing Will needs is a woman whose secrets run as deep and dark as his own.  A renegade in her own right, the legendary Amazon Annie is a magnet for trouble – and he’s already got plenty.  He’s out to destroy a devil named Corisco Vargas, before the twisted army major can unleash his nightmarish forces on the whole of the Amazon.  Trapped between a shaman’s mystical visions and the violence of the real world, their journey quickly becomes one of desperate danger.  But which force will rule their fate – justice, vengeance, or a power as potent and seductive as the Amazon itself?

RIVER OF EDEN originally published by Bantam Books 2002


"I found your book fascinating.  I was particularly struck by your knowledge of and use of certain spirit-concepts with which I am very familiar, but which are not very widely known outside of Shuar (Jivaro) and the adjacent Canelos Quichua culture of Amazonian Ecuador: e.g. panki, pasuk, jurijuri, shinki shinki, etc.  So when I recently picked your book up again, I thought i would drop you this note.  I am a professional cultural antrhopologist who first undertook field research in Ecuador in 1961, and continued in 1968 in Upper Amazonia, where I have been carrying out research ever since... Again, your novel is intriguing and even gripping.  Congratulations on publishing it with so much cosmological information which is very obscure and unknown to most "laypeople."

Norman Whitten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies (Emeritus), Curator of the Spurlock Museum (Emeritus)