Law Of The Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure

Paperback | March 8, 2011

byJohn Otis

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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 Colombia—the only reporter qualified to tell the tale—this 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 Bowden’s 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. <_o3a_p>

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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 Colombia—the only reporter qualified to tell the tale—this incredible account of “The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure” ...

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On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors crash-landed in the jungle-covered mountains of Colombia. Within minutes, FARC guerrillas swarmed the wreckage and killed the American pilot and a Colombian crew member, then marched the survivors—Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes—at gunpoint into...

John Otis has worked as a reporter in Latin America for more than two decades, and served for eight years as South America Bureau Chief for theHouston Chronicle. He now reports from Colombia forTimemagazine,GlobalPost, and the BBC/PRI radio programThe World, and he lives in Bogotá.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061671827

ISBN - 13:9780061671821

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“Has the feel of a John Huston movie, with its mix of tragedy, intrigue, black comedy and, ultimately, heroism....fascinating.