In False Dawn, Stephen Negron tells tales of a paradise that he laments is now slipping away. His journey, begun humbly as a laborer on a production-room floor, took him into the Amazon rain forests and through South American river and mountain regions during a time when such locales were still unspoiled. The real-life adventures in this book bring readers face-to-face with cannibals and head shrinkers, crocodiles and piranhas. But Negron also explains the inner workings of international commerce as it used to be and even gives a little blessing on the way. This book, a treat to read, explores the wide range of human possibilities.