The Valley of Tooth & Claw by Chris McInally
English | 2019 | Sci-Fi | ePUB | 378 Kb
The Valley of Tooth : A team of scientists, with a squad of battle-hardened mercenaries as security, travel deep into the Amazon Rainforest on a perilous expedition.
In the remotest parts of the jungle it doesn’t take long for events to spiral out of control and when the expedition is ambushed they find themselves trapped in the heart of an inhospitable lost valley. To survive, the team will have to battle not only the harsh environment but some of prehistory’s greatest and deadliest predators.
Welcome to the Valley of Tooth & Claw.
“They’ve found me… those things have found me! He shuddered at the thought.
Sadly, he was right. Although the poor man couldn’t see it just yet, Mateo’s pursuer was closing on him˗ and with ease. Crashing through the jungle, the dexterous animal bounded over felled trees and ducked beneath low-lying branches. Next came a shriek like nothing the Chilean had ever heard before. Ear-piercing and laced with hunger, the utter savagery of the cry was undeniable. And it was reserved entirely for him! Of that, Hernandez was convinced.
Chilled to his core, poor Mateo voided his bladder then. In that moment he was reduced to a frightened child. The adult˗ the father; the protector of, and the provider for, his family˗ was gone. Vanished in an instant. Still, he didn’t stop moving. Rather, the man’s terror quickly translated to reinvigoration.
Taking off once more, albeit soaked in a combination of piss and sweat, Mateo pressed on into the night, determined he would survive; that he would make it through this awful night of blood-soaked carnage. His motivation was simple: he wanted to return home to his loving family; Maria and the boys, Javier and Tomas. After all, Hernandez only accepted this job offer because of them. Providing them with a better life was the sole reason he was here in this leafy, Godforsaken shithole in the first place. Which ultimately begged the question: what kind of life would they have without him?”