A drunk historian, a dodgy entrepreneur and a lost Inca Treasure. Has a rookie geologist bitten off more than she can chew?
Geologist Sam Harris is a woman in a man's world - overlooked and underpaid, but resilient and passionate. Desperate for her first job, she takes a contract with a dodgy entrepreneur exploring for gold in the rainforests of Sierramar.
When Sam stumbles upon a clue to an inca treasure hidden deep within the jungle, he organises an expedition to find it. But one of her colleagues is plotting to seize the hoard and may 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 heart-pounding action, then you'll love PJ Skinner's thrilling novel.
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.