Sights and Sites
Peru is a country of thrilling views. Machu Picchu, perhaps the most famous, is awesome—a wonder on a clear day, mystical in the fog and rain, and heart-stoppingly magical under a starry sky. My story doesn’t take place there, however, since it has often been written about. With so many fascinating sites along the coast and inland over the mountains to the Amazon River and the jungle, I had lots of great choices. Since I’m a ruin junkie, I decided on the crumbling Moche fortress-pyramids set in the desert for PASSION, PERIL, PERU. The Sun and Moon pyramids exist, the Stars pyramid is a writers’s imaginative addition. Enjoy!