Book 25 in the House of Winslow series takes place mostly in the Amazon jungle, where Emily Winslow and her brother are travelling with their guide, Ian Marlowe. Emily is attempting to learn about the life of headhunting cannibals for an article she is writing for National Geographic.

Although Emily is there to research and write, she is also there to escape a broken heart. The loss of her brother during the war and the betrayal of a loved one has made her determined to be on her own. This determination soon wanes when she meets her guide. Will she be able to let go of the past and move ahead, trusting her heart?

I believe one can gain a great deal of knowledge from reading Mr. Morris book even though the story was mild and written with sparse emotions. Another complaint is that the Amazon setting isnt described very vividlyI never once felt like I was in the jungle despite the storys location. (May, 320 pp., $10.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston