The author sets out to do try to find the legendary Colonel Fawcett and possibly the latters mysterious city of "Z" as well. "Z" being a lost, ancient city in the heart of the Amazon. Fawcett, his son Jack and a third man were lost in the mid 1920's on an expedition into the Amazon. Fawcett had endured trips to the jungle many times before and was legendary in this respect. When he did not return, many set out to find him and were lost. The book details Fawcetts life, some expeditions to find him and also the author's search for answers. It does not entice one to seek out the Amazon - the details of insects, disease, snakes, hostile Indians and starvation paint a picture that would easily do as the 8th circle of Dante's hell. It is highly informative and very intersting.