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From European shores to the heart of the African jungle, Captain Riley's Pingarrón embarks on new action-packed adventures.

On their last mission, Captain Riley, his loyal crew, and his girlfriend, Carmen, bravely averted a global disaster. Now, while World War II rages on, they hope that they are on more solid ground working for the US Navy. But when a job goes awry, the team finds itself taking a treacherous journey deep into the Belgian Congo. There, within the jungle, they will come face-to-face with wild animals, cannibals, and dark forces that shroud a decades-old mystery. They defeated the terrifying Operation Apokalypse that nearly destroyed them, but can they survive this?

©2014 Fernando Gamboa. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Alex Woodend.

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  • Wayne
  • 18-07-17

An almost 5 star thriller!

Darkness is Book 2 in the Captain Riley historical thriller series by Spanish author Fernando Gamboa. In this novel Captain Riley and his boat/small ship crew are serving the US government in Africa during the early stages of World War II. In the Belgium Congo they run into a particularly bad cannibal German scientist determined to develop a virus that will kill 80% of humanity. The characters are well developed. Suspense is intense at times. Overall, Darkness is a nicely told tale which I enjoyed. Narration is excellent.

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  • David Deutsch
  • 23-02-22

Don't Bother

Was semi entertaining until the book shifted to a low rent version of Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now.

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  • Logical Lady
  • 25-03-19

another amazing adventure

I really enjoyed the narrator and story. I didn't experience the technical issues that I had with the first book. I was sad that some characters weren't featured as much this time but it was still excellent.