Book Description: Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accident—to help her ailing father. Now that she’s on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.
After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and he’s good at his job—maybe even the best.
A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weaver’s Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover there’s someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.
Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isn’t the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding?
My Thoughts: I have not read a novel by Robin Caroll in years even though I've always enjoyed her stories. So, I was excited to see that she has authored a brand new book.
This story takes place just east of Phoenix, AZ in the Superstition Mountains. And that makes the story so real for me since I grew up not too far from this area.
Landry Parker is a feisty lady and a determined one. So when she push comes to shove against Nickolai Baptiste to find the hidden treasure, Landry is quite determined. However, as Landry and Nickolai follow the treasure trail from New Orleans to Arizona they must decide if they are to work together or against each other. They both have trust issues and both are determined to "prove something."
I loved this wonderful story that is so full of action and adventure.
And the beautiful Superstition Mountains: Just a little FYI: The Superstitions are the largest of the mountain ranges surrounding Phoenix, visible from many miles away along the straight roads through the suburbs east of Mesa. They rise steeply above the flat desert to a high point of 5,024 feet, and are characterized by sheer-sided, jagged, volcanic peaks and ridges separated by boulder-filled canyons, all covered by saguaro at low elevations, with other cacti and bushes higher up. Trees are found only at scattered locations, at springs or beside streamways. Early settlers named the hills on account of the many myths and stories told by the local Pima/Apache Indians about the mountains, and tales such as the fabled Lost Dutchman gold mine.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and as under no obligation to post a review.*