They sought fortune, recognition, and notoriety. Instead they found insanity.
To find the island Freddy and Lumpen must deal with gangsters, bureaucrats, captains, and thieves. To leave it they will risk not only their lives but their very souls.
Thaddeus Lumpen’s archaeology career is near collapse. In desperation, he turns to Freddy Fitzgerald, a rebellious writer with connections from his days as a street hooligan. For Lumpen to get ahead of his less scrupulous competitors he must forge a path to an island where a lost civilization waits to be found. For Freddy, it’s a chance to sell the story of a lifetime.
Old acquaintances become enemies, professional rivalries turn violent, and a notorious gang lord wants his map back. The island holds its own horrifying secrets better left buried. Beset by wild beasts, cutthroat competitors, and dangers darker still, the two men fight not for glory, but their own survival… before the island pushes them past the brink of insanity.