Three Chambered Heart by CJ Cronin
Approx. 97,970 words.
Published on April 23, 2011.
In 1949 the son of a WWII fighter pilot, shot down over New Guinea, launches an expedition to recover his father's remains. With him from Baltimore is his pretty and strong-willed young wife, Mary. They secure the assistance of a local patrol officer, and legendary crocodile hunter, Tom Cole. Little do they know the terrifying force they are about to unleash as they near the forbidden valley.