The Andean mountains of Peru as the locale for the start of our next novel

The ending of our third book, Perilous Passages, left readers to guess at what really happens to Jeremy Santos as well as everyone else on that ill-fated flight.

Flying from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on route to Lima, Peru took them out over the Pacific Ocean. They encountered severe turbulence when they flew into the eye of a tempestuous storm. This unexpected weather event caused the plane to go off its course and make an emergency landing in the Andes, within the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Nevado HuascarĂ¡n, with its elevation of over 22,000 feet, and temperatures in the teens, may be their doom if they can’t find a way out.

This is the nexus of book 4 in the Jeremy Santos and The Outfit series, where the struggle for survival is in the forefront.

Perilous Passages, book 3 The Jeremy Santos and The Outfit book series. Traversing the Mediterranean in a launch?

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What is a launch? A launch is a boat, bigger than a rowboat, but smaller than a yacht. In our third book, Perilous Passages: The Continuing Saga of Jeremy Santos and The Outfit, one such launch plays a vital role!

This craft is a handy way to travel to your own private island from the mainland. It is a good idea to have enough room to carry supplies, including an ice chest large enough to have a false bottom for… smuggling?

The use of Russian tea in Perilous Passages

The Silk Road helped to introduce black tea to the Russian people as early as the 16th century. It has become an important part of the Russian culture.

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The samovar is another important item in Russian culture that is featured in Perilous Passages. They come in many sizes, shapes, colors and materials. Some, as in the case of the Poretrenko family, are heirlooms.

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