“WOW! WHAT A FANTASTIC, WELL CRAFTED, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER!! I have a hard time fathoming that this is the author's debut novel. He writes like a veteran novelist. "Teeth" grabbed on tight and would not let go until the final page was read.
I am happy he heeded the advice of James Clavell to write and write some more. With a story that includes a ferocious 4,000 pound crocodile, New Guinea ( an unexplored frontier with many tribes), cannibalism and an excellent plot to weave all this expertly together.
Operation "Teeth" was a covert operation involving Johnny a crack sniper, Footy the pilot and Dingo a valuable guide who knew the dangerous jungles of New Guinea. The plan was to send them in to rescue some priests who feared for their lives and indeed in dire trouble.
When the cargo plan crashed the small group had to try to make it back to the coast to be rescued. They encountered many different tribes, a dangerous jungle and the "Father" who hunted them all the way. One would have to read the novel to see for themselves if any survived the many ambushed attacks from the human destroyer.
The novel more than surpassed the many endorsements. The author, Timothy Dean, grew up in New Guinea which first hand provided all the background information of this untamed land. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE SECOND OF THE TRILOGY IS RELEASED. Recommended highly as a goodread that anyone would enjoy.