FROM THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE by Robert Carne

FROM THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An action based story of the last war as it was played out- on a small scale- on the Caribbean island of Macuta where mixed interests, bloods and loyalties hamper American naval activities and where a group of German sympathizers have recently fired and sunk a tanker. It is John Michaels, the American-born owner of the local hotel, and the oldest friend of Hans Ludig- believed to be hiding back in the hills, who at first decides to sit this war out, evade entanglements. But suspected of treason by the Naval intelligence, later jugged after aiding some native Macutans to escape, Michaels decides to fight the war his own way, goes alone into the mountains where he kills Ludig, affirms his courage and his sympathies. The blindness of the occupying brass, the restless, primitive politics, and Michaels' love for his mistress, Danila, provide a background and shading for a narrative which is sustained by violence.

Publisher: Scribner