Undiscovered by Anna Hackett

Posted in Action/Adventure/ Contemporary Romance/ Reviews/ Romantic Suspense/ Speculative Fiction/ Urban Fantasy 25th May 2016
Undiscovered by Anna HackettUndiscovered by Anna Hackett
Series: Treasure Hunter Security #1
Published by Anna Hackett on May 22nd 2016
Pages: 202
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four-stars

One former Navy SEAL. One dedicated archeologist. One secret map to a fabulous lost oasis.
Finding undiscovered treasures is always daring, dangerous, and deadly. Perfect for the men of Treasure Hunter Security. Former Navy SEAL Declan Ward is haunted by the demons of his past and throws everything he has into his security business—Treasure Hunter Security. Dangerous archeological digs – no problem. Daring expeditions – sure thing. Museum security for invaluable exhibits – easy. But on a simple dig in the Egyptian desert, he collides with a stubborn, smart archeologist, Dr. Layne Rush, and together they get swept into a deadly treasure hunt for a mythical lost oasis. When an evil from his past reappears, Declan vows to do anything to protect Layne.
Dr. Layne Rush is dedicated to building a successful career—a promise to the parents she lost far too young. But when her dig is plagued by strange accidents, targeted by a lethal black market antiquities ring, and artifacts are stolen, she is forced to turn to Treasure Hunter Security, and to the tough, sexy, and too-used-to-giving-orders Declan. Soon her organized dig morphs into a wild treasure hunt across the desert dunes.
Danger is hunting them every step of the way, and Layne and Declan must find a way to work together…to not only find the treasure but to survive.
 

What a thrilling, exhilarating start to a series that I didn’t think could quite match the imaginative power of the Hell Squad or the Phoenix Adventures book.

Mea culpa. Needless to say, I enjoyed myself way too much, caught up in Anna Hackett’s world-building fervour.

There is no sedate moment in ‘Undiscovered’, when a jaded, commitment-phobic (and somewhat stereotypical) ex-military treasure security contractor teams up with a studious but intrepid archaeologist in a hunt for a lost city. I loved every moment of the journey that wound and twisted through myth, Ancient Egyptian history and archaeological digs of old simply because they nostalgically brought back memories of Indiana Jones and The Mummy and the fun, fun times these movies guaranteed.

At the same time, ‘Undiscovered’ is fertile seeding ground for the stories of all the other characters introduced in this book and I’m already antsy with anticipation for the rest of their stories.

four-stars

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