Nobody told her geology could be dangerous. When a rookie geologist discovers a clue to a lost Inca treasure, her first job gets a lot more thrilling.
It's 1987. Geologist Sam Harris is a woman in a man's world - overlooked and underpaid, but resilient and passionate. Desperate for her first job, she accepts a contract with a dodgy entrepreneur exploring for gold in the remote rainforests of Sierramar.
When she uncovers a clue to a treasure buried deep within the jungle, she is sent on an expedition to find it, but one of her colleagues is plotting to seize the hoard and will kill to get his hands on it.
Will Sam find the treasure or will her first adventure be her last?
If you like gutsy heroines, complex twists and turns, and exotic locations, you'll love PJ Skinner's thrilling novel.
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The first book in the Sam Harris Series sets the scene for the career of an unwilling heroine, who undertakes a series of adventures set in remote sites in Africa and South America. Set in the late 1980’s the author examines themes such as women working in formerly male domains, and what constitutes a normal existence, in the context of Sam’s constant ability to find herself in the middle of an adventure or mystery.
Sam’s home life provides a contrast to her adventures and feeds her need to escape. Her attachment to an unsuitable boyfriend is the thread running through her romantic life, and her attempts to break free provide an insight into her character.
Based on the real-life adventures of the author, the settings and characters have an authenticity that will connect with readers who enjoy adventure fiction and mysteries set in remote settings with realistic scenarios.