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style LINE HEIGHT normal MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt class MsoNormal Law of the Jungle by John Otis is a wild and riveting true story of kidnapping and drug trafficking in the jungles of South America Written by a 20 year veteran reporter based in Colombiathe only reporter qualified to tell the talethis incredible account of The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure tells the untold flip side of the story chronicled in the New York Times bestseller Out of Captivity An amazing surreal but true adventure in the tradition of Mark Bowdens Killing Pablo and Blackhawk Down, Law of the Jungle is, at once, heroic, tragic, and bizarre, placing the Colombian hostage story in its full and magnificently strange context....

Title : Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure
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ISBN : 0061671827
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks March 8, 2011
Number of Pages : 384 pages
File Size : 594 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure Reviews

  • Peter Corrigan
    2019-04-06 09:33

    For anyone interested in Colombia or just real-life human drama this book well worth your time. It is fast paced and jumps around a bit but kept me engrossed throughout. I was familiar with the story having read the book by the U.S. hostages but this more 'objective' view helped to understand the bigger picture. The 'buried treasure' reference on the front cover is almost distracting and almost dissuaded me from buying it. Yet that part of the story was perhaps the most interesting part of the book. To see these poor soldiers finding ways to blow the found money or try to hide it was both funny and sad. The Government prosecutions for that were terribly unfair it seemed. Anyway, the reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars was the lack of a single map. There are so many geographical references that it seems almost unbelievable that one (or more) was not included.

  • Ted
    2019-03-30 14:36

    Law of the Jungle is a great read- it really lays out the complex web of narco-politics in Colombia through the story of three "gringos" shot down over the jungle interwoven with the strange adventure of the Colombian Special forces team who were sent to find the Americans. The story would be difficult to believe if it were not true- and that is the common thread through out the novel.

  • remadrid17
    2019-03-23 13:42

    Was recommended prior to my extensive stay in Colombia, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Colombia's recent issues. My first military history book so not sure how it stacks to others but for my first read it was a nice layout of the climate at that time in Colombia.

  • The Pen & Sword
    2019-03-25 15:39

    As good as it gets on the full sight picture of that war and those times.

  • Armando Martinez
    2019-04-22 12:46

    Great read!

  • Jorge H. Sanjines
    2019-04-03 12:49

    Very nicely done Jhon Otis takes you by your hand and walks you through what this American Heroes felt and lived through their crash landing and captivity I am proud to had been part of the effort to recover them.

  • Lucky
    2019-04-16 12:52

    I couldn't find this at the library and was glad to find it used at a good price on Amazon

  • carlos muñoz
    2019-03-28 07:36

    A good history about Colombian situation.