#review #5stars City of Gold by @Carolyn_Arnold
Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death…
Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.
Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse–the City of Gold.
Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.
Action-adventure books for the mystery lover
Does treasure hunting excite you?
What about the thought of traveling the globe and exploring remote regions to uncover legends that the world has all but forgotten?
If so, strap yourself in for an adventure with modern-day archaeologist Matthew Connor and his two closest friends. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, National Treasure, and The Relic Hunter.
Read an excerpt
Delve into the fast pace, deadly world of treasure hunting that will have you gripped from the very start!
Matthew Connor is an archaeologist by day but by night he is Gideon Barnes renowned treasure hunter – only a few people know his true identity and not even his father has any idea about his sons alter ego of Gideon, all he knows is that he can find just about treasure in the world.
The start of this book will pull you in with a fast paced race through the jungle and a heart thumping jump into a waterfall for Gideon(Matthew), Cal and co’ as they dodge bullets to get the treasure home in piece as well as their lives intact. From here we are met with Matthew’s father getting suspicious to the elusive Gideon who never shows up to promote his finds, a kidnapping and the prospect of finding the lost Inca City of Gold.
I loved the Indiana Jones movies and if you are fan you will love this book! It is fast paced, thrilling and will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow Matthew and his team on their search to find the myth of the City Gold in the Bolivian jungle and save Cal’s girlfriend at the same time.
I am looking forward to reading more in the Matthew Connor series, whilst it is slightly different to Arnold’s usual FBI/Police procedural books this is just as thrilling and engaging and she is fast becoming a favourite for this genre for me.
About the author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
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