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Black Orchid

Black Orchid A travel worn soldier of fortune Harry Kincaid was no stranger to exotic ports of call He had negotiated the drawing rooms of Victorian London the opium dens of Shanghai the wild saloons of the Mis

  • Title: Black Orchid
  • Author: Nicholas Meyer Barry Jay Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780553116595
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • A travel worn soldier of fortune, Harry Kincaid was no stranger to exotic ports of call He had negotiated the drawing rooms of Victorian London, the opium dens of Shanghai, the wild saloons of the Mississippi, and But nothing in his odd career had prepared him for the splendor and decadence of Manaus Manaus A city of splendor and decadence at the turn of the c A travel worn soldier of fortune, Harry Kincaid was no stranger to exotic ports of call He had negotiated the drawing rooms of Victorian London, the opium dens of Shanghai, the wild saloons of the Mississippi, and But nothing in his odd career had prepared him for the splendor and decadence of Manaus Manaus A city of splendor and decadence at the turn of the century, 1,000 mile up the treacherous river, deep in the deadliest jungle known to man.This magi city actually existed, boasting fabulous mansions, prostitutes with diamond fillings in their teeth, its leading citizens rubber monopoly billionaires.Into this world comes Kincaid, the adventurer with an incredible mission Only one person can stop him, Dolores, the beauty, daughter of the city s most powerful family, who loves Kincaid but yearns to betray him.

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    1. Nicholas Meyer Barry Jay Kaplan

      Nicholas Meyer graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in theater and film making, is a film writer, producer, director and novelist best known for his involvement in the Star Trek films He is also well known as the director for the landmark 1983 TV Movie The Day After , for which he was nominated for a Best Director Emmy Award In 1977, Meyer was nominated for an Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for adapting his own 1974 novel, The Seven Per Cent Solution, to the screen.In addition to his work on Star Trek, Meyer has written several novels, and has written and or directed several other films.Most notable being the 1983 made for television anti nuclear movie The Day After.Meyer wrote three Sherlock Holmes novels The West End Horror, The Canary Trainer, and The Seven Per Cent Solution The latter was Meyer s most famous Holmes novel and the project for which he was best known prior to his Star Trek involvement It was also adapted into a 1976 film, directed by Herbert Ross, for which Meyer wrote the screenplay.

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    1. Fascinating when I first read this book and heard of these events--40 years ago--Black Orchid created its own personal mythology throughout my life. If you know nothing of the theft of rubber trees from the Manaus area of Brazil, this is a tale to discover. Upon re-reading, however, with the blush of youth gone, many miles and cultures behind me, and re-reading while on a riverboat down the , the luster has tarnished somewhat.I now find the writing a bit theatrical. Being on the for the past we [...]





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