The Amazing Story of Colonel Percy Fawcett Posted on 24 April 2022 by The Tactical Hermit What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon? Since I was a kid I have had a fascination with Explorers. In partcular, Explorers of the Amazon. As a writer people like Colonel Percy Fawcett whose life seems to blend myth and reality has always been a driving inspiration for me. If you have not read the book The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, I recommend it highly.