The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams

Format: Paperback

Published By: Canelo

Starting out with two seemingly different story threads, Historian Carmen Nero is in Southern Italy searching for treasures, however, her fortunes soon take a turn for the worst when she is caught up with the local Mafia, circumstance will soon make her meet up with Cisco Rossi a conman on the run.

Meanwhile Zara Gold is in Israel searching for relics

Without giving any spoilers or plot lines away, they will meet up to search for the tomb of Alaric, the Visigoth king who looted Ancient Rome and what secrets maybe revealed.

This is the first in a news Archaeological series for our main protagonists Rossi and Nero and one which I am eagerly looking forward to reading more of.

It has a wonderfully complex, intense plot line, slick and fast paced, the action moves seamlessly. Danger lurks round every corner for our heroes in what becomes a race against time, who can you trust.

It has all the hallmarks of a top notch thriller, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing as to the final outcome

Although there are numerous characters they are all engrossing and written in a way which makes them believable, the relationship between Rossi and Nero is at times strained, however there is a certain respect for each other, it will be interesting to see how the characters are developed and which direction the partnership is taking in future books. The landscapes of southern Italy are evocative and add superbly to the story.

I am no historian but the storyline seems to be well researched and is told in a way to keep the reader entertained and engaged which is for me vital is this type of thriller

Thanks to the authors writing the storyline had me hooked and engrossed from the opening page’s

5*

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