About the Book
This is a fascinating story which started when the author responded to a newspaper advertisement from one Joe Brooks, seeking a fellow adventurer to take part in what seemed to be a crazy venture: a 15,000 kilometer trip across the continent of South America—by pane, train, on foot and by canoe. Together, the two men travelled through the ancient ruins of long lost civilizations, over the snow-capped Andes Mountains, and into the rainforests of the Amazon. Their six-month journey into the unknown took the two through some of the remotest and wilders regions on the face of our planet. Their capture by Indians deep in the jungle of Brazil—and their subsequent release after a police raid on the Indian village—made international headlines, but that was only a part of the author’s incredible adventures. This autobiographical work will also take you on an action-packed trip to the war-torn regions of Angola, Iraq, and Afghanistan—but ultimately it is a story about extraordinary events happening to ordinary people. It is a Journey through Many Worlds: but, wait, is isn’t over yet…. “We seldom hear or read about men who still fit the mound of ‘adventurers.’ I am proud to know one such man and to have shared time working with him. As a man, he has played a part in many great adventures and travels across the globe—from the desperate and bloody battlefields of Angola to the desolation and dangerous fields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite severe injuries, he has ever abandoned his love and passion for adventure and the Amazon trip is a perfect example of a man with drive and gumption—a man who is not put off by the unknown.”—Eeben Barlow, ex-SADF Lieutenant-Colonel and founder of Executive Outcomes.