Title: Before We Died
Series: Rivers, #1
Author: Joan Schweighardt
Genre: Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publication Date: September 15, 2018
Two young men battle corruption, the forces of nature, and their own weaknesses (including the issue of their love for the same woman) in the deepest part of the Brazilian jungle:
In 1908 two Irish American brothers leave their jobs on the docks of Hoboken, NJ to make their fortune tapping rubber trees in the South American rainforest. They expect to encounter floods, snakes, malaria, extreme hunger and unfriendly competitors, but nothing prepares them for the psychological hurdles that will befall them.
BEFORE WE DIED, the first in a three-book “rivers” series, is a literary adventure novel set against the background of the South American rubber boom, a fascinating but little known historical moment.
Joan Schweighardt is the award-winning author of The Accidental Art Thief, The Last Wife Of Attila The Hun, Virtual Silence and other novels.
Joan grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and lived in Broward County in Florida and Ulster County in New York before moving to Bernalillo County, New Mexico. In addition to her own book projects, she writes, edits and ghostwrites for private and corporate clients.