Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Smoke Hunter

London, 1898. Archivist Eleanora Mallory discovers a map to a legendary city . But is it the key to unravelling an ancient mystery or a clever hoax?

Compelled to find out, Ellie journeys to Central America - with a merciless enemy hot on her heels.

In a race to uncover the map's secret first, Ellie is forced to partner with maverick archaeologist Adam Bates, a man she's not sure she can trust. Together, they venture into an uncharted wilderness alive with smoke and shadows, where an even greater danger awaits them.

For what lies there whispering to be unearthed has the power to bring the world to its knees.

Join Ellie and Adam as they battle rivers of scorpions, plummeting waterfalls and pre-historic death traps on the journey to uncovering a deadly secret that could shake the fate of the world.

My Review

This book really did have the feel and experience of Indiana Jones. However, Ellie was the female version of Indy. I loved that she was fearless and smart. Ellie and Adam's first meeting of each other may have been an enlightening one but I found them to make a great pair. As the story progressed, I even found Ellie to be a bit sassy. Although, even with her smarts, she really did owe Adam a lot of credit for getting her as far as he did.

The author did a very good job of describing everything in detail. Instantly, I got a mental picture of everything that Ellie and Adam encountered on their journey. There was never a dull moment. Which was very helpful as this helped keep my intrigue. In addition, to Ellie, Adam, and the legendary city of El Diablo. I read this book in two sittings. I anxiously look forward to reading more books by Jacquelyn Benson.