In early part of the 20th century, British soldier turned adventurer, Percy Fawcett plunges presumably further into the forbidding Amazon jungle than any previous European. Growing increasingly convinced that he's narrowing down the location of the legendary El Dorado and with the backing of London's Royal Society, Fawcett and company embark on a much publicized push into the Amazonian interior, never to resurface. Nearly a century later, author David Grann attempts to follow the path Fawcett took and discover the fate of his party and if there's any truth to the mythical lost city.
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author's own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle. Reprint. A best-selling book.