|Author:||R. B. Shaw; Robert Hood (Illustrator, Editor)|
Gunrunning, intrigue, tribal cults and lost gold amid the erupting volcanic islands of New Guinea. Dave Stark is salvaging a crashed jetliner while Fang Mitchell is gunrunning in a revamped warplane. They are recruited by two suspicious Japanese to search for their lost father's remains... or a fortune in stolen gold dust. In a race to find the gold, they trek through the jungled river gorges and primitive tribes of the Finisterre Ranges, following an elusive trail of ancient clues. There is only one man who can help, Ted, a tormented old soldier haunted by horrific nightmares of Japanese atrocities, fanatical cults and erupting volcanoes. The minute Ted steps onto the trail he embarks on a tortuous journey of self-discovery. Their quest climaxes violently amid volcanic eruptions on an exotic island controlled by a demonic chief and his fire-worshipping cult. Planes, helicopters and boats clash in a final deadly pursuit across the Bismarck Sea.