With a killer hot on her heels, and no one left to trust, Abigail Holland, armed with a map leading to the location of a priceless treasure, convinces renowned explorer Gage Logan to help her, and together they walk straight into the dark heart of danger—and passion. - (Baker & Taylor)
With a killer hot on her heels and no one left to trust, Abigail Holland, armed with a map leading to the location of a priceless treasure, convinces renowned explorer Gage Logan to help her, and together they walk straight into the dark heart of danger--and passion. - (Baker & Taylor)
The New York Times bestselling author pairs a woman in search of her family's truth with a hard-hitting professional treasure hunter in this taut and thrilling new book. As an unknown assailant stalks them across the treacherous Superstition Mountains in Arizona, they race to follow their treasure map’s directions to a hidden trove of gold, but will they survive the danger long enough to reach their prize?
“The plot’s heart-stopping twists will keep readers breathless until the final page.” – Publishers Weekly
When Abigail Holland awakes to the sound of a nighttime intruder in her rambling Denver Victorian, she knows exactly what the black shrouded figure is after—the map she recently inherited from her grandfather. Whoever he is, the man who grapples with her, then escapes, is willing to kill for the location of a treasure King Farrell hunted for more than ten years. The Devil’s Gold has claimed hundreds of lives, and it was her grandfather’s obsession.
With a killer pursuing her and her own family not to be trusted, Abby decides to take up the search herself. But she’ll need help to do it, and there’s no one better than renowned explorer and treasure hunter Gage Logan. Despite the instant chemistry between them, Gage is reluctant. Innocent people have been hurt on his watch before. But when Abby shows him a genuine gold ingot she found with the map, his curiosity is piqued. Before long they’re heading into the flash floods and brutal winds of the Superstition Mountains, straight into a passionate entanglement—and the dark heart of danger. - (Random House, Inc.)
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Martin's suspenseful second Blood Ties romance (after The Last Goodnight) sends a couple searching for long-lost riches. Abigail Holland's treasure-hunting grandfather leaves her his Denver home and a treasure map when he dies—and Abby's determined to find the more than $200 million worth of gold promised by the map. She seeks out Gage Logan, who runs an organization called Treasure Hunters Anonymous, for his expertise. The pair join forces to find the treasure, but they're not the only ones on the hunt—the members of a ruthless Mexican cartel are willing to lie, cheat, steal, and worse to claim the gold for themselves. As Gage and Abby inch closer to finding the loot, they court disaster at every turn. Martin keeps the sexual tension sizzling throughout, but some awkward language in the steamy scenes puts a damper on things ("Abby's mouth went dry while dampness slid into her core"). Still, the couple's charged connection and the plot's heart-stopping twists will keep readers breathless until the final page. This smart, sexy thrill ride will hook readers who like their romance with a side of danger. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM Partners. (June)
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