Until I had come across this book on librivox, I had never heard of Frederick, though I gather that he has written a number of books, either under his own name or that of his pseudonym of William Carleton.
I listened to this book trundling up and down the motorway to the Midlands. - Due to traffic a 12 hour journey, so the book zoomed by. The detail given in the story made it very realistic, especially when our heroes were stuck on the top of a mountain with only an ancient treasure map in the dark trying to escape from the locals who are out to kill them. One wrong step and they will end up in the abyss.
But I am jumping the gun - all that happens after a near escape in the city, progresses to a mutinous open sea voyage, eventually leading to the remotest areas on the slopes of the Andes of South America. Wilson, our hero, finds himself in the midst of a battle between a deposed queen and revolutionists who have banded together in an effort to bring their country together as a republic. Wilson, although torn between helping mercenaries, freedom fighters and revolutionaries, is more concerned with the rescuing of the girl he has fallen in love with, but who has been snatched from him by a mysterious priest. The treasure map is for the famed treasure of El Dorado.
A gripping story full of mystery and intrigue. This was book 10 week 6 fiction 10 (5 on audio)
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