Undiscovered (Treasure Hunter Security #1) by Anna Hackett

Finding undiscovered treasures is always daring, dangerous, and deadly. Perfect for the men of Treasure Hunter Security. Former Navy SEAL Declan Ward is haunted by the demons of his past and throws everything he has into his security business–Treasure Hunter Security. Dangerous archeological digs – no problem. Daring expeditions – sure thing. Museum security for invaluable exhibits – easy. But on a simple dig in the Egyptian desert, he collides with a stubborn, smart archeologist, Dr. Layne Rush, and together they get swept into a deadly treasure hunt for a mythical lost oasis. When an evil from his past reappears, Declan vows to do anything to protect Layne.

Dr. Layne Rush is dedicated to building a successful career–a promise to the parents she lost far too young. But when her dig is plagued by strange accidents, targeted by a lethal black market antiquities ring, and artifacts are stolen, she is forced to turn to Treasure Hunter Security, and to the tough, sexy, and too-used-to-giving-orders Declan. Soon her organized dig morphs into a wild treasure hunt across the desert dunes. Danger is hunting them every step of the way, and Layne and Declan must find a way to work together…to not only find the treasure but to survive.

4 stars

This is the first in a new series. Set in present time we meet archeologist Layne Rush as she is attacked on her dig site in Egypt. Valuable items are stolen and Treasure Hunter Security is hired to provide protection and retrieve the items. Declan Ward takes the case as he suspects the culprit is an old enemy. He does not expect to fall for the beautiful Layne.

Anna Hackett usually writes rather short novels and this one is short as well. But it feels like a full story as it is well plotted and the pace is fast. Layne and Declan have great chemistry even if their romance is swift due to the time constraint. The adventure is thrilling. Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider combined as an one hour tv episode.

I always enjoy Anna’s stories but they do have a certain formula. I also like the Phoenix Adventures she writes, they are set in the future. Undiscovered has some interesting secondary characters. Personally I was intrigued by sister Darcy and the FBI Agent but the next 2 installments (one already published and one slated for a July publication) are about brother Callum and team mate Logan.



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