In a world on the brink...
Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday...
There's more than one kind of treasure...
The nation's security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier's top priority. But a mission-gone-wrong has begun to make her wonder if there's more to life than risking hers.
And more than one secret at the bottom of the sea...
Only two things could make Leo Anderson abandon his hunt for the legendary lost ship, La Santa Christina, and return to the world of weapons and warfare he swore to leave behind: a capsule of enriched uranium, lost on the ocean floor, and a plea for assistance from the one woman he can't seem to forget...
Treasure seekers, CIA mole, terrorists, and a second shot at the girl. Anchor’s aweigh!!!!
I really do need to go back and read the author’s Black Knights series and I will. Promise. But I have a soft spot for Navy SEALs and diving for treasure in the Caribbean so this one got my full attention.
I’ve read a novella by the author that was the prequel for this series and was attracted to the author’s action plot and writing style that balanced good romance and suspense in equal amounts. I felt she continued that with this book. The SEALs who retired and bought into a salvage business together are a great band of brothers with their wise-cracking ways that turn no-nonsense when the time comes to get down to business. In this case, it was terrorists and CIA mole that stirred up the trouble. The foundation of the brotherhood and their shared warrior past is a big attraction for me and sets up my excitement for the whole series.
The focus is definitely on the action and the past with the romance more intuitive and passionate than one that comes on slowly. I don’t prefer that usually, but with this author’s writing, she made it work for me.
It was exciting and suspenseful, but its not extreme thriller-style just in case some readers shy away from ‘too much’.
It was a quick, engaging and exciting read and I’ll definitely be going back for more.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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