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I received this book for free from the publisher. This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure by Carolyn Arnold
Series: Matthew Connor Adventure Series #3
Published by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. on June 16, 2020
Genres: Action Adventure, Mystery
Source: the publisher
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The beam of his flashlight bounces off the walls but does little to brighten the hidden room he just found. In the corner is a centuries-old desk. His heart hammering, he walks over to it and opens the top drawer. What he finds inside will change his future—and the world’s—forever.
For centuries, the existence of Spanish pirate José Gaspar has been relegated to legend, but archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his two best friends may have just found reason to believe the buccaneer truly existed. They’re in Washington, DC, to mark the opening of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History when a mysterious stranger turns up claiming he may hold the key to the mythical pirate’s treasure and invites them to join in his quest to find it.
Rumored to have sailed and plundered the Gulf of Mexico and the Spanish Main during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Gaspar would have amassed a vast fortune. But with only the stranger’s word and a token of proof, Matthew is intrigued but not sold—until it becomes personal. There’s an interested third party, and they’re willing to kill for the pirate’s bounty.
What ensues is a globe-trotting adventure that will take Matthew and his friends across the world and back again. Danger lurks around every corner as does betrayal, suspicion, and murder. Can anyone be trusted, and will they survive long enough to find out?
The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure is a gripping, heart-pounding action adventure that’s akin to a modern-day Indiana Jones story. It’s light on history and heavy on action, suspense, and intrigue. Strap yourself in for a wild ride and buy this international bestselling book today!
The Matthew Connor adventure series is full of excitement and suspense. Lots of action keeps the story flowing and had me on the edge of my seat. Each book in this series has left me wanting more, and especially this one. This time around, Matthew finds himself outrunning danger while trying to discover a pirate’s treasure. This action-packed adventure is perfect for anyone who loves mystery and excitement in their stories. One of my favorite things is that the characters and settings are so well-developed and realistic. The author has a knack for being able to transport you right into the story.
I would love for these books to be made into a TV series or movie! If you enjoy movies like Indiana Jones, you will absolutely love this series as much as I do!