Publication Date: January 4, 2016
Origins: From Publicist for Review
Synopsis: In 1940, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes mission to track down the lost Incan treasure of King Huascar. Along with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from Ohio, he decodes clues and faces the challenges of the Chakana designed to allow only the most devoted to escape alive.
Among the ancient ruins of Peru, disaster hides around each corner as they battle Incan death traps and an international artifact smuggler who will do anything to acquire the hidden wealth. If James and Kate fail, the Nazi’s Third Reich could win WWII and take over the world. Intrigue, danger, adventure, and even romance abound in this quest to save the free world.
Review: CHAKANA: ENCOUNTER IN THE SACRED VALLEY is set in 1940 as James Fleming, a British secret agent, is on the trail of a lost Incan treasure trying to keep it out of the hands of smugglers and Nazis. CHAKANA: ENCOUNTER IN THE SACRED VALLEY is Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Lara Croft all rolled into one. James and Kate Rhodes, a police officer from Ohio, race to find the treasure with the help of Dr. Charlie and Kate’s brother. This is an action-packed, but lighthearted, story with enjoyable characters and a dash of romance thrown in. The book could have been longer in order to flesh out some of the relationships and the treasure hunt itself, to make it a little more challenging for our heroes. Overall, CHAKANA: ENCOUNTER IN THE SACRED VALLEY is a fun and quick read. Here’s hoping for a sequel or two!