The Book JUNGLELAND chronicles the epic search for a lost city buried somewhere deep in the jungles of the Mosquito Coast in Honduras. The city is called Ciudad Blanca, or the White City, and explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes have all tried to find it-with no luck. Some of the men never came out of the jungle; they died or disappeared. Others got lost.
La Mosquitia is one of the biggest, wildest, and most impenetrable jungles in the world-known as the little Amazon. But in 1939, one man claimed he located the El Dorado-like city. This is where our story begins. Theodore Morde was an American explorer and World War II spy. His story is as layered and enigmatic as the White City itself. But there’s a twist: he died under strange circumstances before disclosing the city’s location. There are people who actually believe that the spirits of the lost city killed him.
To this day, the mystery remains: What’s out there? What was it that drew in these explorers, and at such terrific risk? JUNGLELAND is ultimately a detective story. With Morde’s secret journals in tow, award-winning journalist Christopher Stewart sets out to find the answers.