X Marks the Spot by M.J. O’Shea #mm #review @MjOsheaSeattle @dreamspinners

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Jack Hunter is always on a quest for lost art, ancient manuscripts, and anything else that’ll romance the millions of viewers who watch his show each week. He hasn’t always hit pay dirt in his searches though, and a string of empty global treasure hunts has left his show on the brink of cancellation. Jack needs a white whale, a holy grail, nothing less than a miracle to revive his career.

Aloysius “Alo” Green likes his ivory towers. He’s content to study from the comfort of a university library and publish papers nobody other than academics will ever read. But coded letters pointing to hidden Nazi treasure fall into his hands, and while colleagues warn him to keep them to himself, Alo can’t stop obsessing. He makes a huge mistake and publishes a paper on his find, ignoring the danger doing so will bring.

Jack is sure he’s struck gold when his assistant brings Alo’s paper to him. Alo wants nothing to do with Jack or his televised treasure hunt. But after Alo is threatened, it appears Jack is his best bet to silence those who seek to use him to find the vast wealth first.

By trusting Jack, Alo might’ve saved himself… or made his worst decision yet. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

Globe trotting due, Alo and Jack. An unlikely pair but as time goes by they start learning each other, the quirks, the mannerism and then more.

Jack, has been doing the same TV show for years, but him and the show is about to be cancelled. This is his last shot. But as we learn, even this maybe too late.

One ill fated paper and everyone and their brother is after Alo and some letters that may or may not hold certain key letters and numbers that will lead to treasure stolen from a high Nazi official, how in turn stole them.

As it became very obvious to Alo, Jack maybe the only person that can help him get his life back to normal, and that will start with a treasure hunt across the world.

As the four person team band together, deciphering the clues, solving the puzzles and finding the loot always staying ahead of the bad guys. We get to find out more about each one, not much, but enough to get a little connection. The hero’s welcome at the end is a nice touch, even if we are left wondering if these two will get a HFN until the very end.




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