Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chakana by W.E. Lawrence

by W.E. Lawrence

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: January 4, 2016
Publisher: W.E. Lawrence
Genre: Action/Adventure | Romance
Print Length: 346 pages
Available from: Amazon
Chakana is a historical romance novel filled with action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue.

In 1939, before the start of World War II, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes chase to track down the ancient lost treasure of King Huascar of the Incas. He must recover it before the Nazis do or the whole world will be in imminent danger.

But this is no ordinary treasure hunt. The Incas have proven their cunning and intellect in not only how they hid their treasure, but how they protected it. Fleming joins forces in the remote ruins of Peru, South America with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from the United States, her archaeologist brother, Nick, and their college professor, Dr. Charlie. Together, they must decode, interpret the clues, and face the challenges of the Chakana on their hunt for the treasure.

If this wasn’t difficult enough, the group is hounded throughout their search of the ancient Sacred Valley by international artifact smugglers, familiar with the Chakana and working with the Nazis, who are determined to acquire the treasure to help finance their war effort. Intrigue, danger, suspense, action, adventure, and even romance abound in this brave band’s quest to save the free world.

Chakana by W.E. Lawrence

ChakanaAdventure! Danger! Hidden relics! Ancient prophecies! Romance! The race between good and evil for the prize! Grab your hiking gear, anything you think you might need to survive, no matter what, including Duct tape, W.E. Lawrence is taking us on a journey through ancient hidden vaults, dug deep into mountain sides, through booby-trapped locks all to find the missing keys to an ancient lost treasure that could bring the world to its knees if it falls into the hands of the Nazis.

Travel back to 1939, before World War II and head to remote ruins in Peru as Kate Rhoads, expert marksman and police officer teams up with her brother the archaeologist and a former college professor. Old documents must be deciphered, codes broken and a puzzle solved. Enter James, a spy and we have a romance in the making as Kate’s brother disappears and no one is left to find him but them, as they also hunt against evil and time for the keys.

Chakana may take a minute to hit full speed, but the wait is worth it as W.E. Lawrence builds his world, paints his back story and sets us up for a sometimes rapid fire adventure that keeps on taking us deeper into its thrall. Do you like historical fiction, or suspense? Ever wonder how the ancient societies did things without the machines of today? You will find you get a brief lesson there, too. A quick read that will leave you caught between returning to reality and staying in Mr. Lawrence’s world.

I received this copy from W.E. Lawrence in exchange for my honest review. I have no personal or professional relationship with this author.


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