City of Gold is the first book in the new Matthew Conner Adventure series. Matthew (an archeologist), Robyn (a museum curator) & Cal (a travel photographer) are friends and form a team of treasure hunters. They are thrill seekers to the extreme, and seem to thrive in dangerous situations. This trip has very high stakes, their friend Sophie is being held hostage until they produce the treasures from the fabled city of Paititi. Is it even real? Or just a legend? They have a lot riding on it being real.
I have read and enjoyed Carolyn Arnold’s Brandon Fisher FBI series, so I suspected that this new series would not let me down – I was correct. She does in depth research for all her stories. She pays attention to each & every detail. Whenever I pick up one of her books, I know I will learn something, as well as, be entertained. Her characters and their relationships are well thought out and developed.
This story is fast paced and action packed, the author’s descriptions are so vivid. At times, I felt my adrenaline pumping as if I was actually part of the team searching for the lost city.
If you like action, adventure, archeology or history, you will love this book. I am (im)patiently looking forward to book 2 ?
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.
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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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