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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out." —Jon Krakauer

"Gripping." —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) * "Beautiful." —Washington Post * "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily News

In the tradition of Into the Wild comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth: The Adventurer's Son is Roman Dial's extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son's dissapearance in the jungles of Costa Rica.

In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica's remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left, Cody Roman Dial emailed his father: "I am not sure how long it will take me, but I'm planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I'll be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever."

They were the last words Dial received from his son.

As soon as he realized Cody Roman's return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues—the authorities suspected murder—the desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth's wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son's fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment?

Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer's Son emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery—a journey to understand the truth about those we love the most.

The Adventurer's Son includes fifty black-and-white photographs.

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out." —Jon Krakauer

"Gripping." —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) * "Beautiful." —Washington Post * "Destined to become an adventure classic." —Anchorage Daily News

In the tradition of Into the Wild comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth: The Adventurer's Son is Roman Dial's extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son's dissapearance in the jungles of Costa Rica.

In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica's remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left, Cody Roman Dial emailed his father: "I am not sure how long it will take me, but I'm planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I'll be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever."

They were the last words Dial received from his son.

As soon as he realized Cody Roman's return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues—the authorities suspected murder—the desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth's wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son's fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment?

Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, The Adventurer's Son emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery—a journey to understand the truth about those we love the most.

The Adventurer's Son includes fifty black-and-white photographs.

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subject_facetAdventure and adventurers -- Alaska -- Biography
Adventure and adventurers -- Biography
Audiobooks
Costa Rica
Dial, C. Roman, -- 1987-2014
Dial, Roman
Dial, Roman -- Travel -- Costa Rica -- Parque Nacional Corcovado
Fathers and sons -- Biography
Missing persons
Parque Nacional Corcovado (Costa Rica) -- Description and travel
title_displayThe adventurer's son : a memoir
title_fullThe Adventurer's Son A Memoir
The adventurer's son : a memoir / Roman Dial
The adventurer's son : a memoir [electronic resource] / Roman Dial
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title_suba memoir
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Biography & Autobiography
Description and travel
Dial, C. Roman
Dial, Roman
Family & Relationships
Fathers and sons
Missing persons
Nonfiction
Travel
True Crime