Review – Golden Conspiracy by Ellzreadz posted on Amazon

Golden Conspiracy: A Jacsen Kidd Mystery
By, Robert James Glider

My thoughts…I really enjoyed this book.  If you are a fan of action, treasure hunting, secret messages, and exploring ancient places, this is the book for you. 

The prologue starts in 1503 with a clue that was left in a cave behind a waterfall in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.  Then the story jumps to Thanksgiving Day 2010 and we meet the main characters of the story.  Jacson Kidd, a descendant of the infamous pirate Captain Kidd, is a charming, cunning, adventure seeker who has discovered his share of treasures in life.  Our other hero, Pericles Schmoond is a world class chef.  They unlikely pair have a strong friendship, much like brothers.  An ancient artifact is discovered on a beach in Hawaii and the pair is off to find the missing gold.  But, they are not the only ones. 

This fast paced story kept me turning pages until the very end.  I enjoyed the author’s style of writing.  He provided great details of the settings.  I could imagine myself trekking through the ancient trails on the island of Molokai.  The story is told through several characters point-of-view, but it still flowed nicely (once I figured out the main players were).  There is a bit of romance in the story, just enough to create a softer side to the heroes. 

My favorite part of this story was the treasure hunting.  The author used historical references to Columbus, Balboa, and Queen Isabella.  The treasure seekers travel from Hawaii to South America in search of the riches.  I found myself holding my breath at times wondering if they would survive some of the treatcherous situations they found themselves in.  This was an edge of your seat book! 

After visiting the Robert James Glider’s website, I learned that there are at least two more books planned in the Jacson Kidd Mystery Series.  The next two titles are Golden Legacy and Golden Footprint.  They will be on my wish list!

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