Adventurer Scott Devlon is out to climb Puncak Jaya, one of the world's Seven Summits. Located between the Himalayas and Andes, Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Oceania. But conquering this challenging peak is the least of Devlon's concerns. Situated in the heart of primitive New Guinea, Puncak Jaya is located in one of the most forbidding regions on earth, home to cannibals and headhunters. In this isolated land, Devlon must slash his way through a primordial jungle teaming with exotic and deadly wildlife. His journey takes him to the icy precipice of Puncak Jaya - only to find murder. Harrowing chases, rogue gold miners, prehistoric tribal rites converge to deliver non-stop adventure and a breathtaking climax atop the Pacific Rim. This book is the fourth in the exciting Summit Murder Mystery series. While each book stands alone each will provide a deeper connection with the characters and story lines. Every book is set against an exotic backdrop amidst some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Be sure to read all seven of the Summit Murder Mysteries: Murder on Everest, Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif, Murder on Kilimanjaro.
This time the DIA sends Scott Devlon on a climbing expedition to find out information on a new company that may be destabilizing the Grasburg gold and copper mine. The action in this installment begins even before the climb begins! The Authors continue to turn out a solid, entertaining read, time and time again. This time, the authors included bonus material at the end of the book that contains educational and interesting information about the seven summits! - Jennifer, Amazon.com
You don't want to miss a moment of this adventure! In this fourth book in the Summit Murder Mystery Series you will be amazed with Scott Devlon again and again. Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins take you thru the jungles in primitive New Guinea with breathtaking descriptions of the terrain, tribal ceremonies and deadly wildlife. Being chased by rogue gold miners, prehistoric tribes and military with mixed loyalties and agendas. This adventure will keep you on the edge of your chair all the way to the summit of Puncak Jaya and descending through more danger than imaginable. - Carol P., Amazon.com
Murder on Puncak Jaya is definitely NOT like any of the other books in the series. It includes much more of a back story on the participants and a lot more adventure. The climb didn't start until the middle of the book, but this book was very scary and is a dangerous trek through some of the most beautiful, and at the same time horrible, areas in the world. Murder on Puncak Jaya is an extremely interesting read and I'm looking forward to the release of Murder on Aconcagua. - M. Lignor, Amazon.com
We followed no trail. There was no sense of direction, no goal other than escape. Someone was in front, blindly fleeing; the rest of us followed, stumbling, falling, getting back up and running again. The light rain suddenly turned into a downpour engulfing us and great sweeping sheets. The jungle floor turned even more treacherous. Sandy slipped, fell hard, struggled to get up. I stopped and lifted her. There was blood across her body, bits and pieces of gray matter still stubbornly splattered on her face. I yanked her arm to urge her on. "This way."
We ran. Arrows rained down again and behind us I heard a terrible war cry; a sound primordial and frightening. I spun and emptied the weapon at darting shadows, dropping it as I turned to run.