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Myth, murder, and money clash in this gripping undersea adventure.
The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy. Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War.
Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft...after they murder her.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service.
Golden Chariot is an unusual story about an archeological quest based on Homer's The Iliad. I like how the author uses her imagination to pull you into the story. It is a romantic in it's own way but not like a Harlequin novel. It has action and adventure with Charlotte, the heroine, being caught up in the middle of a murder for which she is blamed. It is also suspenseful as the author throws in all these twists and turns to get you hooked; you think that it's definitely one person and you find out that it was someone else.
Now, the only thing that I disliked about the book was the fact that in several different places throughout the book there are missing pieces; there are many sentences that only contain the last part of the sentence and you're left wondering what was going on in that part. But this is an easy editing fix. Overall, Chris Karlsen did a good job with the story.
I rate this book with 3 stars out of 5.
She was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books.
Her parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. She wanted to see the places she read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. She's had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
She is a retired police detective. She spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. Her desire to write came in her early teens. After she retired, she decided to pursue that dream.
She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.
Author Chris Karlsen is giving away 15 ebook copies of Heroes Live Forever and Journey in Time as well as a chance to win an Amazon $50 gift card.