Around Brazil on the “International Adventurer” – a Fictional Panegyric is the story of Professor Mike Gaherty in a new “gig” as Cultural Speaker for Adventure Travel’s small ship expedition around Brazil, a thirty-plus day trip from Manaus in the Amazon Basin to Rio Grande in the South with major stops in Belém do Pará, Recife, Salvador, Ilhéus, Rio de Janeiro and Parati. Adventurers will experience nature on the entire trip, birds, animals and plant life, but will be exposed to the history and culture of a good part of Brazil. The date is 1972 and the political undercurrent of Brazil’s Military Regime and its battle against Leftist Subversion affects the expedition. This however is the old, fun, colorful and entertaining Brazil of years past. Mike and his new colleagues of staff and crew of “Adventurer” mesh well, and there is time for an amorous relationship with Amy, the Assistant Adventure Leader on the ship. Surprises are in tow.