Friday, December 18, 2020

Beginning ~ along the northern coast of Peru

The local plane of the Compañía del Aviación Faucett had been field-hopping up the northern coast of Peru from Lima during the morning, nearly always in sight of the Pacific Ocean stretching endlessly to the west.  To the east the heights of the Andean Cordillera sharply defined the coastal plain, now quite close to it and again many miles away.

Plague Ship
~ by Frank G. Slaughter, 1976, fiction (Peru)
High in the Andes Mountains of Peru an archaeologist stumbles upon an ancient tomb, unwittingly releasing the germs from a civilization doomed by a plague over 5,000 years ago.  Dr. Grant Reed and the dedicated crew of the international hospital ship Mercy, set about the task of quarantining the first victims of a hideous plague.  Set adrift by frightened Peruvians, the aging and crippled ship faces a hurricane, mutinous patients, and even a pair of great white sharks, grisly mascots of a ship of death.

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Becki said...

Wow! That does sound suspenseful :) Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holidays.

Literary Feline said...

An oldy but goody! This sounds like an intense read. I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great week.