When Eric Shade purchases a 16th-century letter written by a Spanish conquistador that provides information on how the legendary Star Walkers can be found, he sets out into the Amazon in search of them. Things become mighty complicated when Shade realizes that in addition to having to deal with mercenaries who are hell-bent on killing him, he must also contend with a tribe of cannibals.
Most people stay clear of the uncharted regions of Amazon and its perils, yet much like a nail is to a magnet, Dr. Eric Shade is attracted to the lure of ancient lost cities, Inca gold, and the age-old legend of the Star Walkers, a mysterious group of pale-skinned people the Indians claim are gods.
Eric Shade, a former South American history professor, is hired by an archeologist to help her locate a treasure once belonging to an Inca queen that has been hidden for centuries in the deep jungles of Brazil. They must scale a formidable mountain that the native Indians won't go near because they claim it's occupied by a group of strange pale-skinned men, which they refer to as the Star Walkers.