Emerald Greed

by Brian Ray Brewer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781669878438
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781669878452
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781669878445

About the Book

Emerald Greed is an adventure set in the Pantanal, vast, inhospitable wetlands in the center of South America at the headwaters of the Rio Paraguay. This book tells of the emerald trade, cocaine smuggling and of politics as practiced in Brazil. The story begins with Jack Tate in Rio de Janeiro, working to reestablish the industry contacts he had prior to leaving for Africa to trade in the “blood diamonds” that were fueling the Angolan Civil War. This African venture which ended in a Zairian prison left him destitute and therefore desperate enough to head off into the Brazilian hinterlands in search of the fabled Borba Mine, knowing that Joaquim Fontes, the geologist who re-discovered it, and another gem dealer sent to find him have both disappeared. As the story unfolds so does a romance between Jack and Joaquim’s daughter, Marisa, who eventually leads him to the mine where their quest begins.

About the Author

Brian Ray Brewer was once a merchant seaman. He is an award-winning author and inventor who is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Harvard University and other institutions. Brian lives with his wife and daughters on water in Brazil.