Like David Grann’s best-selling The Lost City of Z, this is two stories, of an explorer and of the author’s search for him, and both are compelling. Recommended for travel readers and anyone who has ever been or wants to go on a quest.
— Library Journal
A few paragraphs into the prologue, the pages seemed to turn themselves . . . Compelling, thought-provoking and a sheer pleasure.
— Christine Delsol, former Deputy Travel Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
In this rapturous adventure narrative, Julian Smith follows in the footsteps of Ewart Grogan, one of history’s hard-core romantics, and shows that love really does conquer all . . . a cracking good yarn about the jittery joys of going solo before saying “I do.”
— Hampton Sides, bestselling author of “Hellhound on His Trail” and “Blood and Thunder”
A charming, wise, and captivating tale.
— Dean King, bestselling author of “Skeletons on the Zahara” and “Unbound”