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Inspired by accounts of The Crystal Skull discovered in a ruined Mayan temple in 1924, this work seeks to explain the secret of the Skull. The heroine is primarily interested in finding out why her brother died in Belize and the meaning of a rod of crystal he sent her just before his demise. She is aided in her quest by her brother's best friend, her constant suitor and a zoologist who is in Belize to save the jaguar. Despite kidnapping and murder they fight their way through dense rain forests and over unexplored mountains to a lost city hidden in a magnificent river valley. There the secret of the skull is revealed, the bad guys get their's, and the heroine finally decides it is time to marry her lover.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   getting to know a nice woman    -   searching for treasure/artifacts Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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