All over the world men suffer from ED or erectile dysfunction. It can cause serious strain and problem in relationships, and most have been given Viagra which is the most prescribed option to treat this. But this cannot always be the answer. Imagine learning as you will uncover more in In the Law of the Jungle, by Christina Hoag, that there is a group of scientists that say they have found a getter cure in a deadly spider venom. This is the basis for this mystery and interesting novella. Brazilian wandering spiders knows as banana spiders contain certain chemicals in their venom which can cause men to have up to four hours of an erection. Meet Rowena Aldus a British scientist living in the Amazonian jungle of Venezuela where she is spider venom that might be the cure for ED. This is just the beginning of a journey that she will take as she meets a man named Guy Westerphal who comes into her life out of the blue and is calla n angel investor, who wants to create a startup company and arrange to meet her. His interest in their research and his state desire to fund it is a dream come true for her. But what is his real reason and traveling back to her primitive research station in the jungle he wants to understand her work.
Guy begins helping her by funding the research and getting her the needed supplies and even insisting that she take the drug herself along with him but needing more documentation he brings back incentives for the people living there to take the supplement. Some things are good to be true and Ramona is blindsided and never sees it coming. When she awakens one morning and looks around her own tent her research is gone, her notes too and much morel Where is Guy? Not believing he would do that she refuses to face the reality of what he has done, and he not only leaves but has her arrested telling the authorities she used human subjects for her research and experiments and if she does not leave the country she would be in prison. Law of the jungle
Rowena is whisked away only to be taken prisoner by some guerrillas and forced to become their source for medical care. Her knowledge of plants, trees, animals and more herbs to create the needed remedies since regular medicine was not available. Trips into the jungle for bark, coca , plants, certain insects and liquids were her only ways having some freedom. But at times she reflects on Guy and thinks he still cares but finally realizes he was just after her research, her notes and funding the supplement on his own. Why did she not see it? Reflecting on her own childhood and how her parents treated her and a relationship she had with a young boy named Cliff that resulted in Rowena not wanting anybody close in her life but herself until Guy. Rowena would soon learn the code that dictates survival by any means that is presumed to be in effect among animals in their natural state or people unrestrained by any established law or personal or civic control. She would soon have to learn that those who are strong and apply ruthless self- interest will most likely succeed. These are hard lessons and Rowena will have to toughen up if she wants her freedom.
Thinking Guy accepted her was a mistake. Always an outcast and thinking people were murmuring about her in their huts. She felt and now more like an outcast. Explaining to him thinking he cared about the vegetation and the places where she stored her research. Blind trust dud her in. We hear her voice and like a small child needing approval and acceptance she performs tasks thinking he would be pleased.
Now she’s locked in a different world. Testing before he left the dosages of the Tx2-6 on the monkeys for a month her mistake was using herself, and Guy members of the tribe. Believing and trusting him on sight was another error.
Dealing with patients and getting what she needed did not always get what was required. Flashing back too many times to Guy and finally seeing how he did research her and allowing him to establish himself in her camp she never saw it coming. Learning more about the camp she was in and careful not to ask too many questions. Saving many lives and sending some to the hospital never receiving a thank you.
Things got tense and she had to find a way to escape captivity as she was going to be transferred to another camp. The death of a patient gives her the possible freedom she deserves. Fast thinking and gathering what she can making sure she’s not seen she escapes not knowing what’s in store for her.
An article in a paper enlightens her to issues with Neutria and the death of a patient. Guy has no remorse claiming not at fault and person had underlying issues. Information about his wife and family shocked her and her you wonder what she’s going to do. Going to a hotel and remaking her look then reading more about Neutria she devises a plan. A link and a connection an Information that is valuable. Seeing his family in person and following him might turn things around but author Christina Hoag has other plans for her and Guy as we are reminded of what happened to her father and mother. Coloring in an adult book calms her nerves but the shock of a real confrontation will bring things to a deadly height.
What she decides to do is dangerous the outcome shocking, but will she get away with it? A chance meeting and another opportunity will this be the hope to resume her work and who will be helped and how? But something happens and her plan works but the shocking and unexpected twists lets you know that one might succeed and the other I’m uncertain. It’s tough in the law of the jungle: who is the strongest? Who wins?
Author Christina Hoag leads readers deep inside the jungle to unravel the mysteries of what lies beneath the soil, the plants, animals and other species to create medicines when conventional kinds are unavailable. With her new identity and quick thinking Rowena finds her way to a new life. It would be great if her journey and story continues.
Find out when you enter the jungle, help her hunt for what she needs and learn the secrets uncovered by Rowena .
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