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The Fifth Kingdom

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews

Dr. Deanna Vasquez hasn't spoken to her mother in years, not since the renowned archaeologist abandoned her family in her quest to find the lost tomb of Montezuma. When CIA agent Bill Santana shows up in her classroom with the news that her mother has been abducted by terrorists, Deanna has to help in any way she can.

Bill needs Deanna's expertise to determine the location

Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published July 11th 2011 by Carina Press (first published July 2011)
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The Fifth Kingdom by Caridad Piñeiro is a novel that combines romance and adventure in equal spades delivering a romantic suspense that ought to please many a fan of the genre. Most of the story takes place in Mexico where the buried treasure of a long lost civilization seems to bring out the most cutthroat criminals who would cross no boundaries in order to attain the prize they are after.

The heroine Dr. Deanna Vasquez is a history lecturer at one of the premier prep schools in Manhattan. When
Jul 09, 2011 Saly rated it really liked it
The Fifth Kingdom was a short, quick read, a little about old tombs and more about second-chances and healing I think.

Special Agent Bill Santana, CIA goes to see Dr. Deanna Vasquez about her estranged mother, Miranda. Deanne is a teacher and has not seen her mother since she left them when she was thirteen for her quest of Montezuma tomb and she has no interest in seeing her either, it took a long time for her to stop waiting for her.

But Bill informs her that her father has reported his mother
Jul 12, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
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For some reason I seem to be reading a lot of really great romantic suspense lately, and I just finished another RS novel, Caridad Piñeiro’s The Fifth Kingdom. I requested this book from NetGalley, because I was intrigued by the idea of an archaeologist looking for Montezuma’s tomb. As a Spanish Instructor, it was a pleasure to read a book that integrates Mexican history and culture so easily into the action of the plot, and the myt
This was a mixed romantic thriller/suspense, provided to me by netgalley. It had some things which I really appreciated, but others less so. Overall, I found it quite an enjoyable read.

Things I liked:

- The setting - set in contemporary Mexico (although the cover looks a bit Edwardian to me for some reason), amid the rise of terrorist/guerrilla groups (some fueled by drugs and some not), this is an excellent choice. It is close enough geographically to the US to be relevant and accessible to most
Jun 30, 2011 April rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, mystery
RATING: 4.5)THE FIFTH KINGDOM by Caridad Pineiro is an exciting suspense set in Mexico City.The characters will capture your heart and hope for more.They are engaging, sexy, and very determined. The plot is easy to follow,well written with depth and details. We have a sexy CIA,an adventurous professor,and possible mystical power ancient relic.This story has everything a reader could want.It has romance,sweet sensuality,mystery,suspense,torture to some degree,love,facing the past,longing for love ...more
Oct 13, 2011 Larena rated it really liked it
Contemporary, New York & Mexico

Dr. Deanna Vasquez hasn’t seen her renowned archeologist mother since she was child. Deanna’s mother was obsessed with finding Montezuma’s tomb and left the family behind in her quest to find it. Now a CIA agent comes into Deanna’s life to tell her that her mother has been kidnapped by terrorists. Now Deanna is going to have to find a way to help the mother she hasn’t seen in years and rescue her.

Guillermo “Bill” Santana is a CIA agent and he has been assigned
There's just something about books involving long lost treasures & historical mysteries that just lure me in. The promise of a steamy pairing doesn't hurt either. I got both, but I'll admit that this book was heavier on the steamy pairing than it was on the historical mystery. And I didn't mind a bit.

What made this book was the awesome pairing of Bill & Deanna. It's hot, it's tangible, & it's very easy to get wrapped up in. Piñeiro might have gone a little lighter on the anthropolog
Jun 30, 2011 Sherry rated it it was amazing
The Fifth Kingdom was fantastic. The story takes you on an exciting journey to discover the tomb of Montezuma and secrets that may have been buried with him. Terrorist groups are convinced something is hidden that could help their cause but change the world forever. When Deanna's long lost mother sends a request for help in excavating her find, Deanna seeks the help of Bill who is trying to stop a major terrorist group from finding the tomb and its contents. While working together Deanna and Bil ...more
Melissa Waldron
Aug 22, 2011 Melissa Waldron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: advanced-read
I obtained a copy of this book from NetGalley. The premise of the story caught my eye and intrigued me. I greatly enjoy reading about other cultures, especially their history so I was looking forward to reading The Fifth Kingdom. I was not disappointed.

The characters were enjoyable and well written. I enjoyed traveling through Mexico with Bill Santana, a CIA agent, and Dr. Deanna Vasquez as they searched for Deanna's long, en-strangled mother, Miranda, and the location of Montezuma's lost tomb,
Jul 24, 2011 Cleffairy rated it really liked it
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Review date: 25 July 2011
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The Fifth Kingdom by Caridad Pineiro is a very thrilling and exhilarating read. I've always loved adventure-romance kind of story and it pleases me that this story is not draggy or long winded. The plot is easy to follow and the pace is just nice, not too fast, not too slow. I love the mystery, and the romance was well developed as well. I feel as if I'm reading 'Indiana Jones'... the romantic version,
Kerry  sullivan
Jul 21, 2011 Kerry sullivan rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic novella about learning to forgive and love. The story grabbed my imagination and took me on a thrill ride that kept getting better. Even with the artefact having supernatural qualities it didn't make the story any less believable or enjoyable. The romance between Bill and Deanna is sweet and intense and really nice to watch bloom. I liked that Caridad Pineiro took time to round the story off slowly so I got a feeling of real closure when the novella came to an end. I will def ...more
Aug 20, 2011 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of romantic suspense
Shelves: ebook, 2011, drm-free
I enjoyed the characters in this story - I liked how the H/h worked well together as partners. I was disappointed that they didn't really search for or explore the tomb or any artifacts. This book felt like a romantic suspense set in an exotic location instead of the archeological action/adventure I was hoping for.
Jul 19, 2011 Wonderbunny rated it liked it
This was good. I felt the ending was rushed and still left me with questions. The sex scenes were good and the characters were enjoyable to read about but some of the events seemed a little far fetched.
Glynda Roy
Jun 26, 2011 Glynda Roy rated it it was amazing
Caridad Pineiro writes some fine books.
Sep 24, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 50 novels/novellas and has sold over 1 million books worldwide. Caridad loves romance novels
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