Combine a sensually exotic, unpredictable setting, a wealthy businessman posing as an adventurous pilot down on his luck, a heroine searching for her roots, and a hidden fortune - and you have Treasure of the Amazon. For as long as Marisa can remember, her father, professor of ancient history at the local Virginia College, has corresponded with relatives in Brazil. This family left Virginia at the outbreak of the Civil War, absconding with bank money to finance their departure. When Sara, the mysterious matriarch of the clan in Brazil, alludes to a hidden treasure and offers to give it to anyone from America who would come and claim it, Marisa's father sees a chance to clear the family name and return the bank funds. Confined to a wheelchair after a car accident, he persuades Marisa to go to Brazil to search for Sara and the treasure. In Brazil, Marisa plunges into heart-stopping adventures. She discovers a mystery that only she can solve, and finds the love of her life, whom she nearly loses, until she decides to fight for him as well.Pinkie Paranya was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She now lives near Yuma, Arizona.Paranya, Pinkie is the author of 'Treasure of the Amazon ' with ISBN 9781594144301 and ISBN 1594144303.