- Publisher: NBM Publishing Company (Jun 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0918348250
- ISBN-13: 978-0918348258
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 0.8 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Like the previous collection this book contains 4 adventures. In the title tale Corto and his seedy friend Steiner stop by a small Caribbean republic where they discover that the beautiful Soledad Lokaarth, who shot Corto in the earlier adventure 'The Seagull Is To Blame', is being tried for voodoo practices by a viciously corrupt government. Next Corto sails into the Amazon as little more than a witness to the decline of a hallucinatory deserter from the trenches of WWI. In the next story Levi, the South American curiousities dealer, enlists Corto in a mission to rescue the enslaved son of a wealthy South American doctor. In the final story Corto arrives in Venice on the trail of a map to El Dorado. He becomes involved in a murderous plot involving the devious Venexia Stevenson, who was thought dead in 'Banana Conga'.
Although full of Pratt's fascinating characters and geographical detail I thought the first two stories were rather weak, and the moral of the third a bit too blatant. But who but Pratt creates thought-provoking graphic novels?
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