John Alvarez had endured pain all of his life. He lost his family as a child, survived a brutal war, spent years in prison, then was suddenly released to escort a man on a special mission into the Amazonian region. But in the Amazon he met the devil himself and discovered his mission could only end in redemption -- or death.
Just when you believe life couldn’t turn worse, it does. Then you discover all you believed in, all you had learned from youth could be the fabrications of a creature few men had ever seen – or the Devil himself. You find yourself standing on the brink of insanity, being torn between good and evil… Such a life became John Alvarez’s fate when he stood beneath the Amazon moon.
If I had known what awaited me in the Amazon, I would have killed the three men the day they arrived at the prison to ask me to undergo the journey. In doing so, I could have lived out my life behind concrete and steel and continued to believe in mankind as I knew it. I realize how strange that sounds, choosing imprisonment over freedom. But if I had remained there, I might still have something to believe in—something to anchor my sanity to.