State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
I probably wouldn't have ever read this book it it hadn't been for the GEOCAT, but I'm glad I did.
Anders Eckman had been set to the Amazon to locate and check on the progress of a special drug development by Dr. Swenson, but when the Pharmaceutical company who employed him receives a letter telling of death, Dr. Marina Singh is coerced into following his steps and completing the assignment.
What results is a fascinating tale.
SUBJECT: Drug development, Amazon Jungle
Setting: Amazon Jungle
CHARACTERS: Marina Singh, Anders Eckman, Annick Swenson, Easter, Lakashi tribe
DATE READ: October 2 - October 19
NO. OF PAGES: 526
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, GEOCAT
SOURCE: audio stockpile