Clay Cantrell And His Partner Mac Harper Are Restoring A Year Old Mansion When They Discover A Dusty Old Journal, A Confederate Captain S Diary That Points The Way To A Horde Of Confederate Gold Coins Locked In Three Strongboxes Coins That Today Will Be Worth Millions, If The Horde Can Be Found The Son Of Well To Do Parents, Clay Cantrell Is Not Your Ordinary Contractor An Ex Army Ranger Who Served In Iraq And Afghanistan, He Has Returned To His Hometown Of Staunton, Virginia, And Everyday Civilian Life He Restores Old Houses For A Living Now, But Can T Quite Shake A Nagging Itch For Adventure So A Treasure Hunt Is A Stroke Of Luck Tailormade For Clay The Adventure Takes An Ominous Turn, Though, When Clay Is Charged With Murder, Even As He, Mac, And A Third Friend Hunt For The Treasure Lost Treasure Alternates Between This Modern Day Treasure Hunt Murder Mystery And Flashbacks To The Confederate Captain S Story The Captain Commands A Secret Confederate Supply Depot, Hidden Deep Inside A Cavern In The Wilds Of Virginia S Allegheny Mountains That S Where The Confederates Put The Treasure For Safekeeping In The Last Months Of The Civil War, And Where The Fate Of The Captain S Command Was Sealed What Really Happened In That Cavern Years Ago Who Is Trying To Frame Clay For A Murder He Didn T Commit Will Clay And Company Find The Treasure A First Novel By Accomplished Nonfiction Author Bruce Wetterau, Lost Treasure Is The First Book In The Clay Cantrell Series It S A Fast Paced, Tightly Plotted Mystery Adventure That Will Keep You Guessing To The Very End I won this book in a Goodread s giveaway This book drew me in right from the beginning I didn t want to put this thing down.I don t want to give anything away so without further ado GO READ IT I highly recommend this book5 stars Lost TreasureBy Bruce WetterauI must say I was surprised by this book I honestly didn t expect it to be so good, in many ways I suppose it was a pre judgment on my part I am an author of a series, and I know how much work goes into plotting, character development, story layers, etc I won this book in a give a way contest, and having been so fortunate, and curious, I researched the author, Bruce Wetterau This is his first try at writing fiction, though he has written numerous reference books I suppose this is why I pre judged it first attempt at fiction, used to writing reference stuff facts, info, history, etc However, I was pleasantly surprised.This book has an interesting and believable plot line it is laid out well it has likable characters that hold to their characterization throughout the work, which also makes them believable and, I must say the periodic sparks, and hooks, and twists Bruce interweaves into the story kept me wondering and guessing It also offers up a than decent, nicely paced, twisting, and fulfilling ending as well.This work reminded me of the National Treasure movies, along with many elements of a few of Clive Cussler s adventure novels, of which I also enjoyed I can also see the characters in future works and adventures, and I find myself pondering the possibilities I will read of this author.Nice work, Bruce Please, let me know when your next installment as been released.G F Smithwww.gfsmithbooks.comParallaxParallaxEye of GodThe PredicateThe Predicate I love a great adventure story Who doesn t This filled the bill With a storyline that perhaps could be plausible, the author takes us on a little tour of civil war history and immerses us in a vignette from a different angle well, different for me, anyway While doing that, he gets the reader dreaming about finding the mother lode Along with his main characters, I found myself imagining what I would do if I ran across the proverbial treasure map Would I really be up for an adventure like that Particularly, when Things Start To Happen Speaking of characters this, I believe, was the one weakness of the story I found the characters to be a little shallow and, frankly, not that likeable The women served the purpose of providing sex and cooking skills The men werewell, money, sex and food motivated I would have liked them to have a little depthat least to give me a clue as to why the women would be remotely interested in them Anyway, it was still a good read and the adventure part was very well written to the point of making me claustrophobic while reading the cave scenes Not saying than that Read it yourself I received this book for free through the Goodreads First Read giveaway program. This is an action mystery with the emphasis on the action From the first, I was interested in where this story was going and read enthusiastically as the mysteries deepened Although I am somewhat nervous about being in caves, the scenes under the earth s surface were particularly engrossing and suspenseful Even though this is listed as 1 in a series, it was not until the very end that I could find out what happened, no matter how I guessed usually I can foresee the ending of a book, often even near the beginning Now I am looking forward to 2 in the series, especially since I cannot imagine what will happen to the hero next. It was OK. I received a copy of this book via the Goodreads First reads program. Lost Treasure by Bruce Wetterau sucks you right in from the beginning It s such an interesting book It delves into historical fiction reading the diary entries of lost Confederate gold coins There is a murder mystery, arson and drug dealers to keep you occupied Then there s the actual search for the treasure with plenty of obfuscation There is a slight romance in there too between Clay Cantrell and Suzanne There is something for everyone in this book.
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- 288 pages
- Lost Treasure (Clay Cantrell Mystery Adventure, #1)
- Bruce Wetterau
- 10 February 2019 Bruce Wetterau