Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Lewis says: "The intrigue in this book will curl your hair."



Shrouded in Secrets [Kindle Edition]

Kim McMahill 

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The massacre of an unarmed South American village, the destruction of one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world, and multiple museum thefts ignite a desperate scramble to locate a deadly group of terrorists. An international team led by the ruggedly handsome but emotionally scarred CIA agent, Cash Luker, scours the globe in an attempt to keep ahead of those striving to bring thirteen mythical relics together. As Cash’s team closes in on those responsible for the devastation he must conquer past demons in order to save the woman who has captured his heart and prevent destruction of legendary proportions.



4.0 out of 5 stars Good ReadingDecember 11, 2013
This review is from: Shrouded in Secrets (Kindle Edition)
CIA agent Cash Luker leads an international team of agents and scientists in a desperate attempt to stop a terrorist group from getting their hands on a collection of crystals which have the power to destroy the world. Shrouded in Secrets is an action-packed highly suspenseful novel which is nearly impossible to put down.

I think what impressed me most about the novel, however, was not the thrilling story, although that is certainly there. The plot takes place in the Bahamas, Arizona, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru. Each of these locations is described in rich detail, drawing the reader right into the mangroves or the Arizona desert. The story is told from multiple perspectives so the author has to be able to transport the reader easily and quickly between some very diverse locations, and overall, these jumps are handle well.

In addition, the entire plot line revolves around ancient history, particularly ancient Mayan knowledge and again Kim McMahill proves that she has done extensive research which she shares in depth with her readers so that this novel becomes much more than just another adventure story. I learned a lot as I was reading this story and I always think that is a plus in any novel.

The characters are also very engaging and well-defined. The interactions between the various agents under Cash’s command ring true. Cash’s past history has left him badly wounded emotionally, and some of that past history returns to haunt him, adding a layer of humanity and depth to his character. The same is true for the other members of his team which results in having characters the reader can really get to know and care about.

Lovers of action suspense mysteries are sure to enjoy Shrouded in Secrets. The pages seem to turn themselves.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful to say the leastOctober 12, 2013
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The intrigue in this book will curl your hair. I loved the good guys and feared the bad ones. Ms McMahill never disappoints. I loved reading about the geographical and exotic sights I will never see. I could invision them through the descriptive details. This author has a vivid imagination. She kept me spellbound until the final page, and I liked the ending. All through the book, I wondered what would happen to the hidden treasures once they were found. The new locations were perfect. Thanks Ms McMahill. Your book was a perfect Saturday read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rollercaster of a ReadSeptember 17, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it had murder, mystery, romance, a treasure quest. The plot was swiftly paced, set in exotic locations with a plethora of intriging characters. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Read!September 5, 2013
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"Shrouded in Secrets" is a fast-paced adventure story spiced with mystery, romance, drama, and exotic locations. It reminded me of an Indiana Jones story, with its swiftly-moving plot and relics tied to ancient myths. I enjoyed the involvement of scientists and museum archaeologists to unravel parts of the plot, along with the CIA and Interpol, of course! The heroes are heroic, and the international villains are chillingly evil. But a little romance along the way is always appropriate also, hey? The whole book pulses with excitement--hard to put down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, intrigue and romance.August 21, 2013
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Ms. McMaHill did a wonderful job writing this novel. It has everything..... Mystery, love and intrigue. As Cash embarks on the search for hidden relics he also come face to face with a hidden past and plenty of danger. Not only does he have to find these important artifacts to save the world, but he must also overcome the burden he carries to save the woman he loves.

Another great read by this author. I recommend it to everyone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kim McMahill never misses her mark!,August 16, 2013
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Once again Ms McMahill has proven her writing talent in her latest novel. From points all over the world the wrongful collection of long ago hidden mystical Mayan relics alerts CIA agent, Cash Luker.

As he tries to stop the devastation of antiquities and humankind, he must conquer the secrets of his past and save the woman who has won his heart.

From the mangrove forest in the Bahamas to underground cities in Peru to the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Ms McMahill creates for the reader the experience the assemblage of agents, an archaeologist and a scientist encounter as they search for the thirteen relics that have the power to change the world.

But Cash Luker may have met his match when someone from his past, equally knowledgeable and with a carefully collected group of assistants seems to stay one step ahead of him in the race for the thirteen.

I highly recommend this novel. Very well done Ms McMahill!











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