By John Otis
“Truth learn, they have been normally in it for the money”
On February thirteen, 2003, a aircraft sporting 3 American army contractors on a recon patrol crash-landed within the jungle-covered mountains of Colombia. inside of mins, FARC guerrillas swarmed the wreckage and killed the yank pilot and a Colombian group member as they attempted to flee. The survivors—Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes—were marched at gunpoint into the rain wooded area. they might stay in consistent darkness less than the jungle cover as they confronted hunger, fights with fellow hostages, and threats of execution—often with their necks shackled jointly.
The Colombian govt despatched 147 infantrymen to rescue the american citizens. Led by means of a daring but corpulent lieutenant, the troops spent weeks subsisting on monkey meat and Amazon rodents as they chased the guerrillas deeper into the jungle. yet then a soldier on a rest room holiday caught his machete into the floor and pulled out 20 million pesos, equaling $7,000. lovely quickly, the younger, terrible, and exhausted troops learned that they had stumbled upon a buried insurgent cache of $20 million. inside 3 days, the GIs burned via their newfound fortune, splurging on booze, intercourse, and flat-screen televisions. And notwithstanding the money introduced excitement, for lots of of the warriors it should lead to legal prosecution or perhaps demise through FARC hit males.
Law of the Jungle areas the Colombian hostage tale in its complete context by way of exploring the internal workings of the FARC, the U.S.-backed conflict on medicinal drugs, and Colombia's efforts to unfastened the rebel-held prisoners. John Otis, a veteran journalist at the Latin American beat, spins an edge-of-your-seat event narrative that gives a surprising cautionary story in regards to the pursuit of fortune in a single of the world's most threatening areas.
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Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure by John Otis