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Overview In the late 1920s, Henry Wolfe is hired to go on a mission deep in the jungles of Venezuela to extract a wealthy family's missing son. Along the journey, Wolfe discovers that the key to eternal life is not just a myth--if one knows whom to ask.
Henry Wolfe has a penchant for finding trouble. Or more precisely trouble usually finds him. It is the late 1920s and Wolfe, a traveling reporter/self-proclaimed adventurer, is hired to go on a mission deep into the dubious jungles of Venezuela.
Several months earlier, the son of a wealthy family disappeared during his search for a lost tride who reportedly had found the key to eternal life. Wolfe is a last-minute replacement on the team to go find and extricate the son, no matter what.
No white man has ever gone down this Venezuelan river path and returned alive. Local tribesman and predators lurk in the leafy shadows as Henry and his team fight for their lives.
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TRAVIS THRASHER is a graduate of Trinity Christian College and is the author of several novels, including Blinded, Admission, Gun Lake, and The Second Thief. Admission was selected as one of Booklists top ten Christian novels of 2006. Travis spent much of his youth living with his family in Australia, Germany, New York, Florida, and North Carolina. He currently lives with his wife and family in suburban Chicago.
Travis Thrasher currently resides in the state of Illinois. Travis Thrasher was born in 1971.
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A timeless adventure Oct 3, 2009
Henry Wolfe is a journalist and a wanted man. Set in 1929, this adventure begins when Wolfe jumps into a river to escape Chicago mobsters. But almost before he has time to dry off, he is tackling another writing assignment along the this site River.
Wolfe braves strangling vines, flaming arrows, and thundering waterfalls while searching for Louis Prescott, the son of a wealthy New York family, who recently went missing while searching for the city of eternal life. Wolfe is sustained along the journey by the promise of a good story, the wit of his French mentor Max, and the hope of winning Kate Prescott's heart. Henry maintains his wry sense of humor while finding a mystical city that should remain lost and discovering the feisty and faithful Kate, without whom he is a lost man.
Travis Thrasher keeps the adventure captivating even while sorting through the timeless questions of faith, hope, and love.
Romancing the Stone meets Indiana Jones May 18, 2009
Fellow adventure seekers, you should pick up this novel. It's an adventure story-cum-romance set in Chicago and the this site River in the late 1920s, and it's pretty good.
I couldn't get into the novel "Isolation" at all (mainly because I don't see the point in there being a Christian version of The Shining), but I did like "Admission" and Thrasher is a good writer. This is the second Henry Wolfe adventure, and here he's escaping gangsters in Chicago only to find himself adrift (literally, at times) on the this site with a beautiful woman, Kate, who is searching for her missionary brother, Louis, who is missing.
Along the way, the band of adventurers including a doctor (who fatally meets a jaguar), a Brazilian Indian, and Max, Henry's enigmatic friend from Key West confront piranhas, angry Indian tribes who jealousy guard a secret city, and lost-and-presumed-dead missionaries. There are also the requisite cliffs, waterfalls, and attacking vines (that apparently escaped from Scott Smith's The Ruins) and foreboding jungles.
You won't be able to put this one down! Apr 16, 2009
Travis Thrasher has proven he was successfully write books in a variety of genres. This book is entirely different than anything else he has published. It is along the lines of Indiana Jones as Henry Wolfe, the main character, heads on an expedition to Brazil. He comes upon a variety of predicaments he needs to somehow get himself out of. There is humor mixed in, which was tastefully done and enjoyable. Questions of faith and God are brought up as characters wrestle and struggle with real life questions. Thrasher's books all have substance and this one is no exception. It made me think about faith issues and help reaffirm what I do believe in and why. This is high action keeping your attention - keeping you curious about what will come next! I would love to see more Henry Wolfe adventures in the future!
Move over Jones, Quartermain and Benjamin Gates. There's a new guy in town. Mar 22, 2009
Growing up I loved the Tarzan movies the local station aired on Saturday mornings. Dark jungles, lost treasure and danger at every turn. Adventure books were one of my favorites as a child and now it doesn't seem there are many of them, especially in the Christian Fiction genre. Maybe they don't sell well but as for me they are a great base for an exciting story. Sure there are adventures in fantasy novels but it's not the same as those based in this world.
Now comes a new man on the scene, Henry Wolfe. He's normal and no superman by any stretch, easy to relate to and tough when he needs to be. "Out of the Devil's Mouth" is an adventure to the dark forbidding jungles of the this site rain forest to look for a missing explorer who went to look for the Fountain of Youth that was rumored to be located by a lost city. As you can expect, nothing goes well and danger lurks at every bend in the river. I can honestly say I REALLY enjoyed this book. Not only was it fun to read I had a real hard time putting it down. The writing style was easy on the brain and wasn't bogged down with all those annoying descriptions. It ended with a positive message although I would have liked to have seen a plug or hint that there was a new adventure on its way. This book is listed as book 2 but it is really the first book. Travis wants to go back and write book one but I say move forward to and write book three. Do they find the Fountain of Youth? Read it to find out.
The question of faith was explored but for those of you who hate preaching you should be okay with it. The message flows into the story and doesn't come off as contrived. As most Christian fiction should be it honors God and should not be offensive to most believers. There is death and evil but not extremely graphic. I'd let a youth read it.
This was my first Travis Thrasher book and it won't be my last. The guys got talent and can weave a great story.
1 Star = Pathetic 2 Stars = Fair 3 Stars = Good 4 Stars = Excellent 5 Stars = Life changing
He won't use his books to testify for the Lord,but at least he leaves out the filth Jan 26, 2009
I have read Isolation,Admission, Blinded and now this one,and I believe I have come to see a pattern with this author and why he insists on being referred to an author that happens to be Christian, rather than as a Christian author.
I think it is because he wants to write action/adventure type novels with no inspirational(ie. Christian) message included at all! As a Christian that does not leave me with a good feeling.
Though I can happily say that he omits the perverted sex,and profanity of Stephen King,who for some odd reason,he admires,I can't help but wonder why anyone who professes to be a Christian would make such a concentrated effort to avoid any testimony for Christ,unless it's because he thinks he will get more readers if he doesn't offend the secular world by taking the risk of being called too"preachy". This is the only reason that I can think of,therefore unless I am shown otherwise,this will be the last Travis Thrasher book,that I read.
"Be not conformed to this world"--Romans 12:2
Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and [in his] Father's, and of the holy angels.