The beam of his flashlight bounces off the walls but does little to brighten the hidden room he just found. In the corner is a centuries-old desk. His heart hammering, he walks over to it and opens the top drawer. What he finds inside will change his future—and the world's—forever.
For centuries, the existence of Spanish pirate José Gaspar has been relegated to legend, but archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his two best friends may have just found reason to believe the buccaneer truly existed. They're in Washington, DC, to mark the opening of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History when a mysterious stranger turns up claiming he may hold the key to the mythical pirate's treasure and invites them to join in his quest to find it.
Rumored to have sailed and plundered the Gulf of Mexico and the Spanish Main during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Gaspar would have amassed a vast fortune. But with only the stranger's word and a token of proof, Matthew is intrigued but not sold—until it becomes personal. There's an interested third party, and they're willing to kill for the pirate's bounty.
What ensues is a globe-trotting adventure that will take Matthew and his friends across the world and back again. Danger lurks around every corner as does betrayal, suspicion, and murder. Can anyone be trusted, and will they survive long enough to find out?
The Legend of Gasparilla and His Treasure is a gripping, heart-pounding action adventure that's akin to a modern-day Indiana Jones story. It's light on history and heavy on action, suspense, and intrigue. Strap yourself in for a wild ride and buy this international bestselling book today!
"Matthew Connor…a modern-day Indiana Jones." –The Reading Café
"Matthew Connor and his closest friends…make up a treasure hunting team, the likes of which would make Indiana Jones proud." –I Read What You Write!
What readers say about books in the Matthew Connor Adventure series:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If this was a movie series, I'd be the first in line to buy my ticket!!!" –Cinnamon Hollow
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I could picture this on the big screen. The darkness under the desert. The chill of opening hidden chambers. Being trapped with snakes all around you. No idea if help will come in time. Yep, it would be a great movie." –FuonlyKnew about The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is definitely akin to an Indiana Jones story set in modern times."–Martha's Bookshelf about City of Gold
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A thrilling and fun adventure that I recommend to anybody who loves the Indiana Jones movies and has always been intrigued by archaeological mysteries." –Just Olga about The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "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. –Miki's Hope about City of Gold