It is December 2018, and a Brazilian pilot, Jeziel Barbosa de Moura, is on a routine flight, steering his single-prop Embraer air-taxi over the vast Amazon rainforest. The pilot has several passengers on board, and nothing indicates imminent danger. But then a cylinder fails – and it triggers a series of events that lead to Barbosa de Moura’s mysterious disappearance.
A critical aircraft malfunction is never welcome, of course. But there are few places more dangerous to have a breakdown than over the Amazon rainforest. With such extensive tree cover, the Amazon offers scant safe places to make an emergency landing. And the rainforest is a wilderness of such daunting vastness that without proper preparation you may never escape – or ever be found.