The Fifth Kingdom
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
The heroine Dr. Deanna Vasquez is a history lecturer at one of the premier prep schools in Manhattan. When...more
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...more
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,...more
Review date: 25 July 2011
Review link: http://cleffairy.com/?p=5791
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,...more
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...more