3.0 out of 5 stars - Nonstop action and adventure; a romantic thriller with a medical focus.
This is the second book in a series featuring Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney and her love interest FBI Agent and forensic accountant Jake Carver. It is not necessary to have read the previous novel in order to fully appreciate this one.
Maria, age 17, the daughter of a hugely successful billionaire leader in biotechnology (supplies tissues, bone and some organs to needy patients)is lured off a cruise ship in a diabolical scheme by someone promising to allow her to assist with an important archeological discovery deep in the jungles of Guatemala. Caitlyn is called in when Maria's parents find out that Maria is missing and she trails Maria to a deserted ancient Mayan city with Jake on the case as well. The discoveries that all of them make involve Maria's father and his own terrible history in his former homeland. Defying death and capture at every turn, Maria and two other young men she meets while held prisoner, must not only save themselves but also the Mayan natives who still live in the underground shadows of a great temple. Will Caitlyn and Jake arrive just in time to engineer the rescue and help to save the day?
Recommended for anyone who likes a fast paced medical thriller with interesting biotechnological details but with the main focus on adventure and action.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the eARC to review.