Jonathon’s had more than enough adventure for one lifetime. That’s why he’s planning to spend this summer camping in quiet central Utah with his Peruvian friend, Severino. But when the two of them accidentally discover an ancient artifact, they wind up in more danger than ever!
Now Jonathon, Severino, and their new friend, Tallie, will have to choose between protecting a secret that’s been hidden for centuries or saving their own lives!
A perfect combination of action, thrills, suspense, and a hint of romance, this is a cover-to-cover adventure that you simply can’t miss. Join forces with this dynamic trio of teens as they delve deep into the mysteries of the past. An entertaining read that’s sure to keep you guessing!
Cathy’s review: After picking Severino up from the airport, Jonathon is excited to get to the plans he has had for his Peruvian friend. He plans to show Severino a whole new life in America, so hopefully Severino will see that there is more to life than the terrorist Shining Path group that he belongs to in Peru. They want to go camping in the desert canyons surrounding Kanosh and spend some time with Jonathon’s friend Tallie there. What they don’t plan on finding is an ancient artifact that was left by the Spaniards and may lead to a gold mine, and people that want the artifact and the gold mine and it’s contents for themselves. This puts the three of them in tons of danger that they hadn’t been planning on. What will they be willing to do in order to keep the others, especially Tally safe?
I enjoyed this book. I was glad to see a second story about Severino and Jonathon, I really enjoyed Tombs of Terror, set in Peru, and was glad to see this one set in Utah. I thought that the character development was good, I cared about what happened to the characters and that’s a big thing for me. There was plenty of action and bad guys in this book which makes the plot move right along. I enjoyed the story, and I wonder how many artifacts there really are like the books talk about in the deserts of Utah. I like that a book’s story can make me wonder things like that, it makes the book seem a little more real to me.