or THE SOUTH SEAS CITY OF DEATH MYSTERY
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THE WAY TO PALUA PAE
It’s the summer after the adventure of The Phantom Shark and Rick Brant and his chum Scotty are back in the South Pacific again, visiting plantations on the New Guinea islands with Rick’s dad, Hartson Brant, and scientist Dr. Paul Warren, continuing the South Seas food study they had begun the year before on the Tarpon.
Late one sweltering jungle night, a few days after Hartson and Dr. Paul leave for a side trip to the island of New Britain, Rick receives a terrifying message delivered by a maniacal stranger from a mysterious schooner anchored outside the reef. With it are his dad’s identification papers from The Spindrift Laboratories, informing Rick that his dad and Dr. Warren have been taken into captivity by a nefarious group of modern day pirates, a Chinese dragon syndicate tong.
Thus begins an exciting new Rick Brant fanfiction adventure set on the dangerous waters and in the steamy jungles of the Papua New Guinea Territory. Rick and Scotty set off to search for the missing scientists and, joined by a half-caste kanaka native boy, run into dangers every step of the way. Soon they learn the real reason for their presence in the South Pacific, not the food study but instead a search for a legendary City of Death on an island ‘lost’ in time where lies a secret power that will destroy the world if it is not discovered and harnessed in time.
This is Rick Brant as you’ve never read him before. More excitement, more danger, more mystery, and more laughs too. Thrills abound with each chapter, including encounters with South Seas pirates, bush plane rides into live volcanoes, entrapment in wartime Japanese caves filled with unmentionable horrors, and captivity by headhunter cannibals who plan to sacrifice the boys to the crocodile god they offended by bathing in a sacred jungle pool.
These are only some of the exciting events leading the way to the mysterious island that only shows itself to the world at random moments in time, and where the fate of the planet will be sealed if Rick and his chums can get there in time, find his dad and Dr. Warren, and stop the diabolical disaster that has been ordained in the outer reaches of the solar system since the very beginning of time.