"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Treasure of Lima by Alex Archer
Gold Eagle Rogue Angel (January 1, 2014)
White beaches and coral reefs should be adventure-proof…
For archaeologist and TV show host Annja Creed, a restful vacation in Costa Rica is as elusive as a rare artifact. Days into her sojourn, Annja's peace is interrupted by a woman with a mysterious—and enticing—tale. Weeks earlier, her husband led an expedition into the rain forest, in search of the lost treasure of Lima, and hadn't returned. The priceless hoard was smuggled out of Peru during the country's nineteenth-century revolt against Spain. But it disappeared when a ship captain went mad with greed.
Twenty-six expeditions have gone after the treasure. And twenty-six expeditions have vanished.
Sympathetic to the woman's distress, Annja agrees to head up a rescue party for her missing husband. And Annja can't deny her own interest in the lost hoard. Now the fates of two expeditions are at stake, along with a fortune in gold, silver and jewels rumoured to be exquisite. But the dense jungle of Cocos Island guards its primitive secrets well. Danger lurks beneath the ancient green canopy. And this time, Annja doesn't see it coming….
I've had the Rogue Angel series on my radar for quite a while now, and actually picked up a stack of paperbacks at various garage sales over the summer. As it turns out, Alex Archer is one of those 'house names' under which various authors are contracted to write, much like James Axler (who fronts the Deathlands series and Outlander series). I don't know that I'll ever find time to catch up with the entire series (this will be book 46), but I'm definitely interested in giving it a try.