Title Profile & Character Information

The Ruins

Annotation
Eerie, terrifying, unputdownable—Scott Smith’s first novel since his best-sellingA Simple Plan(“Simply the best suspense novel of this year—hell, of the 1990s”—Stephen King).The Ruinsfollows two American couples, just out of college, enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico as, on an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group—the young German, who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig. This is what happens from the moment the searchers—moving into the wild interior—begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific “other” among them . . .

Characters
NameMathias
GendersMale
 Male
TraitsGerman
German

GenreFiction
Adventure
Horror
TopicsSummer vacations
Tourists
Americans in foreign countries
Missing persons
Brothers
Survival
Friendship
Archaeological expeditions
Summer vacations
Tourists
Americans in foreign countries
Missing persons
Brothers
Survival
Friendship
Archaeological expeditions
SettingCancun
Cancun