By Michael McBride
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When the physique of Hunter Gearhardt washes up at the banks of a seasonal river outdoor of Pomacochas, Peru, with simply samples of crops, a handful of feathers, black- and gray-streaked rocks, and a golden headdress of indeterminate foundation in his ownership, his grieving father launches an excursion to figure out how his son died.
The social gathering makes use of those clues to divine Hunter’s direction into the jungle, the place they discover a surviving offshoot of a primitive tribe, lengthy considered extinct, and anything way more sinister, anything that’s been in a position to keep away from discovery for eons for one basic cause: nobody leaves the rainforest alive.
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Burial Ground: A Novel by Michael McBride