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Under the Andes

by Rex Stout

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Under the Andes is an intriguing precursor to Rex Stout's scores of marvelous Nero Wolfe mysteries. Desiree Le Mire ran into the cave, anxious to explore, tempted by the legends of Inca gold. Harry Lamar and his brother Paul had no choice but to follow. After all, they could not let the beautiful dancer enter the black depths alone. Others lived there, however, protecting the gold of their ancestors, others now misshapen after generations of living underground. That was why no one who entered the cave ever emerged into daylight. But no one who had entered was as beautiful as Desiree-or as determined as the Lamars.… (more)

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Typical early 20th-century adventure plot about a lost civilization. I like Stout but others have done this type of thing much better. ( )
  TadAD | May 7, 2011 |
An enjoyable, quick read. typical 1920s adventure/fantasy ( )
  dltucker | Dec 15, 2010 |
Lots of chasing up and down dark tunnels, Edwardian style. Nero Wolfe should have had this much exercise. ( )
  joel | Sep 2, 2010 |
One star is generous.

This very short review has also been published on a dabbler's journal. ( )
  joeldinda | Feb 28, 2010 |
What a lost treasure! Homage to the pulp adventures of yesteryear, the lost civilization plot of this one could spring a Doc Savage novel. Very interesting discovery. ( )
  kurvanas | Sep 29, 2009 |
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Under the Andes is an intriguing precursor to Rex Stout's scores of marvelous Nero Wolfe mysteries. Desiree Le Mire ran into the cave, anxious to explore, tempted by the legends of Inca gold. Harry Lamar and his brother Paul had no choice but to follow. After all, they could not let the beautiful dancer enter the black depths alone. Others lived there, however, protecting the gold of their ancestors, others now misshapen after generations of living underground. That was why no one who entered the cave ever emerged into daylight. But no one who had entered was as beautiful as Desiree-or as determined as the Lamars.

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