Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman is blowing up! It is the incredibly cool story of the disappearance of Michael C. Rockefeller, one of the great mysteries of the last century. In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La, critically acclaimed journalist and author Carl Hoffman travels to the remote coast of New Guinea to solve the mystery, delving into the complex spiritual world of Asmat tribe, one that included head hunting and cannibalism.
Simon Winchester says “Hoffman has shown that with assiduous tradecraft, hard work and near-obsessive tenacity, it is possible to know, to solve the supposedly insoluble. . . . Savage Harvest is a remarkable testament to the revealed truth, and of its revealing - even if that truth is wholly bizarre and, to most, quite literally unpalatable.”
And it has gotten a plethora (fun word) of Starred Reviews:
“A bare-knuckle, adventure-filled journey in search of the answer to a half-century–old cold case: Whatever happened to Nelson Rockefeller’s son, Michael? . . . A searching, discomfiting journey yields an elegant, memorable report.”-Kirkus
“By dint of grueling fieldwork, startling archival discoveries, revelatory visits with a Dutch missionary relieved to break his 50-year silence, profound insights, and muscular writing, Hoffman tells the unforgettable story of a soothing and politically expedient cover-up and a brutal and tragic collision of cultures.” –Booklist
“In an expertly told tale that is begging for a film adaptation, Hoffman crafts a remarkable, balanced examination of this sensational case. . . . [He] deserves much credit for this riveting, multi-layered tale.” --Publishers Weekly
You should check out the book trailer too - so spooky and engaging!