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review 2018-02-14 19:17
Treasure Hunting for the City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold
City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold

Carolyn Arnold can sure spin a tale and I am very eager to hunt for the City of Gold.

 

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MY REVIEW

 

I love treasure hunting and am very excited to travel to South America to search for the Lost City of Gold with Carolyn Arnold.

 

Matthew was the reason Cal was the Indiana Jones type, a modern day treasure hunter. An adrenaline junkie and thrill seeker. Danger is part of his game.

 

Matthew, and his friends, Cal and Robyn…could danger have followed them home?

 

Sophie has ‘feelings’ and they are not good ones.

 

Have you heard of the Lost City of Gold? Carolyn Arnold made me curious enough, I had to Google Patiti, Bolivia and El Dorado. Check it out for yourself.

 

Due to circumstances beyond their control, their journey is thrown together, with less research and planning than the other adventures they had been on.

 

Danger looms from more than the jungle.

 

She came from his past and all their lives are on the line.

 

A cross between Indiana Jones and the Lost World, without the dinosaurs, add a kidnapping, and a lot of action and adventure in the jungle and I find it impossible to go wrong with City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold. I loved the book and I am super excited to have my hands on the next adventure in the series, The Secret of the Last Pharaoh.

 

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review 2017-08-31 12:19
Book Review - City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)
City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold

This book has everything, kidnap, murder, police investigation and the hunt for lost treasure.  A real page turner full of thrills and emotion with excellent descriptive writing and characters that jump out of the pages and come to life.

 

The story takes us on a rip roaring roller coaster of a ride through the jungle to find a hidden city of gold in order to save his girlfriend from a kidnapper.  A lot of research has obviously gone into this novel, I feel the story is a cross between the Indiana Jones stories and the old Tarzan adventures with a mythological creature and old fashioned defence mechanisms thrown in. 

 

The chapters are small and the story flows smoothly.  I think each reader will pick out their favourite character and will want them to succeed.

 

A riveting read for all adventures lovers who have an interest in history.  I enjoyed this book along with the authors other novels and anyone who likes adventure mystery and suspense will enjoy it too.

 

https://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/book-review-city-of-gold-by-carolyn.html

 

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City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold
City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold
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City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold
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Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1
 
◕"If this novel isn't made into a movie I will be VERY surprised!! It definitely reminded me of Indiana Jones (one of my favorite movie series of all times!!) There are enough thrills and twists and turns to keep the attention of any lover of adventure thrillers. I also enjoyed reading about the history of the ancient Inca civilization. I read this novel in one sitting--no way was I going to put it down!! Carolyn Arnold is one author that I will be continually following--yes--she is that good!!" reviews Miki's Hope
 
◕"City of Gold is the first in the Matthew Connor Adventure series and it’s my favorite Carolyn Arnold book so far. The dialogue is enjoyable, witty, and her descriptions make things come alive. I definitely recommend City of Gold for anyone who enjoys adventure and suspense." reviews Bound 4 Escape
 
¤ Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016LLDQIY
¤ iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/city-of-gold/id1049319047?mt=11
¤ Nook - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/city-of-gold-carolyn-arnold/1122791239?ean=2940152726916
¤ GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=HlzlCwAAQBAJ
¤ Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/city-of-gold-9
 
◕Book Description
Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death...
 
Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.
 
Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.
 
Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.
 
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review 2016-02-26 20:44
City of Gold by Carolyn Arnold
City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series) - Carolyn Arnold

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About the book:
Title/Author: City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1) / Carolyn Arnold
Genre: Adventure Thriller
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc
Date of publish: November 2015
Pages:
Book Links: Amazon City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series)
/ Goodreads / Barnes & Noble / Riffle


What Others Are Saying:


What you get is a near-perfect mix…heart-pounding escapades and near-misses, balanced by moments of – if not levity, at least a temporary release of the pressure cooker.
~Back Porchervations

 It’s fast paced, at times even edge of your seat and held my attention through out the entire story.
~Tea and A Book

Ms. Arnold does a great job with the prologue; a discovered treasure, a chase through the forest, a waterfall jump and more than plenty of lively commentary between the three “treasure hunters” to keep a reader turning the page.
~Queen of All She Reads

This was a quick, entertaining read – I devoured it in one sitting!
~The Book’s the Thing

The story was reminiscent of the Indiana Jones movies. If you like those, you will enjoy this book.
~Brooke Blogs

This is definitely akin to an Indian Jones story set in modern times. There is very fast paced action and danger in one scenario with some good investigative twists at the home front.
~Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf


My Review:


CITY-OF-GOLDI am new to this author, but won’t be a stranger for long, this is easily one oft he best books I will read all year. The first paragraph sucks you in and then hang on for a non stop, pulse pounding ride. Matthew Connor is an archaeologist. He and his closest friends Robyn, the curator of a major metropolitan museum and Cal, a travel photographer, make up a treasure hunting team, the likes of which would make Indiana Jones proud. Like Indy, Matt has a nemesis who doesn’t mind playing dirty to get the goods. When Cal’s girlfriend Sophie is kidnapped in order to retrieve an artifact the team had found,  the team must make a trek into the South American Jungle to find the fabled Incan lost City of Gold to use as leverage to get her back.

The first thing that struck me about this story was how it appeals to the five senses. I could feel bullets whipping by and hear the splintering of the trees. I could smell the perfumed guests at the party. I was trapped in underground tunnels and felt my heart bursting for air while under feet of water. This was an interactive reading experience. The characters are brought to a life-like status. Each carries his or his her own emotional attachment for the readers and none are unimportant. One would expect Matt and his team to carry the story with their adventures, with tagalong bad guys, into the jungle and underground caves with all the inherent dangers and traps along away the way, and they do. However, just as much is taking place back in Toronto where police and Matt’s team are closing in on their investigation of Sophie’s disappearance. There wasn’t a dull moment in this book. I highly recommend this high octane thriller.

5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Goodreads Summary: Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death…

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in Cambodia. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse—the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.



About The Author:


Carolyn-Author-Photo-2013-ColorCAROLYN ARNOLD is the international best-selling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.™

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that doesn’t keep her from dreaming big. And on par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve. She currently lives in a city near Toronto with her husband and two beagles, Max and Chelsea. She is also a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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