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Plunder (Faye Longchamp #7)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  289 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Time is not on Faye Longchamp’s side. She and her husband Joe are working near the mouth of the Mississippi, researching archaeological sites soon to be swamped by oil. The Deepwater Horizon disaster has morphed her run-of-the-mill contract job into a task that might swamp her fledgling company. It isn’t helping that an injured babysitter has left Faye to work with a toddl ...more
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Published March 6th 2012 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published March 1st 2012)
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Jun 30, 2012 Tracey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pirates. That's never a bad thing. To read about, at least.

Faye Longchamp is facing the challenge of a lifetime: she has been contracted to survey archaeological sites along the mouth of the Mississippi which are in imminent danger from the oil pouring from the Deep Horizon site. She and her husband both have extreme reservations about their tiny fledgling company's ability to manage the massive project, but Faye is determined: she knows that turning this down or, worse, failing would be a deat
Jan 19, 2012 Eunira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, new-writer
Kindly downloaded to my Kindle by Netgalley.

I sure wish I had read the previous books in the series,for although this one does work as a stand alone, I would have enjoyed knowing more about the characters.

Faye Longchamp and her husband Joe are working near the mouth of the Mississippi, researching archaeological sites soon to be swamped by oil. An enormous oil disaster has turned her usual contract job into something much larger. Time is short for Faye, made even worse by the fact that her trust
Faye and Joe have taken on a project in Southern Louisiana that is really too big for their fledgling archaeological consulting project, but they need the business. While Faye tries to hire and manage contractors, and Joe is out doing field work, and they're both trying to keep an eye on their toddling son...Faye also strikes up a friendship with a remarkable teenage girl who lives in the houseboat next to the cabin they're renting. But when the girl's estranged uncle...and then her grandmother. ...more
Andrew Macrae
Aug 27, 2012 Andrew Macrae rated it really liked it
In the aftermath of a disastrous oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, professional archeologist Faye Longchamp and her husband and business partner, Joe Wolf Mantooth, race against time to document historic Mississippi Delta sites before they are forever ruined by the approaching tides of oil, all the while coping with the needs and demands of Michael, their one-year-old son. But Faye and Joe’s already daunting task becomes even more difficult and dangerous when a murdered man is found float ...more
Aug 01, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
What a marvelously crafted book. The author provides us with multiple stories intertwined with two threads, one from the past (the pirates Cola George and Henry) and one from the future (the BP oil spill). The constant theme under all the stories is greed and the damage that it creates. That was true in the days of the pirates, in the present story of a family torn asunder by greedy people (whether they are considered family members is up for question), and in the future as the BP oil spill is j ...more
Barbara M
This is the seventh in a series I've been following since it began. I like Faye and Joe and their work is always intelligent and thoughtful. This one didn't strike the right note with me. I'm not sure exactly what it was. Evans is good at using current issues in her stories. The last one was the aftermath of Katrina and this one is the start of the oil spill in the gulf as it creeps - or maybe rushes (?) toward landfall. One minute it seems to be creeping and the next it is right there. I rememb ...more
Sep 12, 2016 Cindy rated it it was ok
Keeps interest, well narrated- too much witchcraft/ voodoo but it is Louisiana.
Jan 25, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
This is the seventh book in the Faye Longchamp series. I have only read the first book in the series and if I had more time on my hands would have loved to have read the five between first. In actuality this book, Plunder, can be a stand alone novel but the writing style is so good that you want to read them all!

Faye is an archaeologist first and foremost. Archaeologists are somewhat like detectives as they are following clues, examining, detecting,concluding....thus Faye is a very plausible det
Nov 03, 2013 Gramy rated it it was amazing
This book reached out and grabbed my attention immediately, unlike the last book in this series that took me a long time to slog through. The new mix of characters are intrigued me, maybe because of my avid interest in genealogy. Joe and Faye take on their first major job in the company they have started. Inevitably, they become involved in the investigation of multiple murders. This time they are in New Orleans cataloging the archaeological sites before a major oil spill in the ocean creep upon ...more
Apr 01, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: serial-mystery, 2014
In the 7th installment of the Faye Longchamp series, Mary Anna Evans takes this story down to New Orleans. On an oiling archeology gig, Faye and Joe Mantooth were on the search of lost shipwreck debris, when they come across a family on the ocean. The Landrenaus are embroiled into a mess of greed, murder and family secrets and scandals. That's when Faye and Joe help Amande and protect her from harm. This young woman have been dealt a bad hand of cards, when she encountered a missing loot of rare ...more
Robert Scott
-*NOTE: This edition with this ISBN number is actually 296 pages.* Faye Longchamp-Mantooth and husband Joe have been hired to do an evaluation of the shoreline near the mouth of the Mississippi river in Louisana. They are pressed for time because of the eminence of the oil spill from the Deep Water Horizon blowout eoming ashore. They become acquainted with a tall, light brown young lady who is immensely interested in their work. She lives on a houseboat with her grandmere, and is exposed to a gr ...more
Jun 22, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, read-in-2013
This 7th entry in the series doesn't have as much of the detailed history aspect that I really enjoy but it was a still a great story. Faye and Joe, with their 9 month old son Michael, are working to catalog historic sites at the mouth of the Mississippi before the oil from the BP spill inundates the area. They become involved in the life of Amande, a gifted teen who lives with her grandmother at the marina where Faye and Joe are staying. Dead bodies start appearing and Louisiana's byzantine inh ...more
Naomi Blackburn
Feb 02, 2012 Naomi Blackburn rated it really liked it
Fans of the Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths, will love this book. In reading this, I considered it to be a Cajun influenced, Southern US, Ruth Galloway books, so I loved this book. Although I do agree with another Goodreads reviewer that this book could stand alone, I would have preferred to have read the series, as I found the characters highly interesting and would have loved to have a complete picture of them.
Although this is one of my favorite mystery series, this particular book is not a favorite with me. It sounds interesting. Mary Anna Evans, who is an engineer, takes on the Deepwater Horizon oil spills on archaeological sites. Unfortunately, most of the book is taken up with what turns out to be a pedestrian murder case. The most interesting character is a teenager who is recording a podcast throughout the novel about the stories her grandmother told of their ancestors. The ancestor tale is defi ...more
Sep 23, 2013 Bikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brief synopsis: Faye Longchamp is on the scene again. Faye, with her husband and son in tow, is racing against the oil spilling into the gulf from an exploded oil platform in order to record precious archeological sites.

The process is complicated by mysterious deaths in the marina where Faye and family are staying - including sixteen year old Amande.

This was another solid book by Ms. Evans. I would give it 3.5 stars if possible. I like a book with a strong, female character. Faye is interestin
Mar 15, 2012 Susan rated it liked it
Archaeological consultant Faye Longchamps-Mantooth has contracted to do a survey of the Mississippi delta area, when the BP oil spill suddenly makes her job bigger, more important, and more urgent. She really has to concentrate, but she's distracted by an intelligent young girl living at the marina, under the care of her step-grandmother. When members of her family start dying, Faye feels she must try to help Amande, since all the adults around her are greedy and one may be a murderer.
Nov 07, 2015 Wanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely could not stop reading this book. I did not want to put it down. Fay longchamp mantooth and her husband joe are archaeologists . They are always involved in a mystery, usually includes a dead body. This author always includes a historical background in each of her stories. I enjoy the historical aspects as much as i enjoy the mystery. This is the 7 th book in this series.

Jul 17, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it
Archeologist/sleuth Faye and her husband/business partner Joe are off to the bayous of Louisiana to document archaeological sites before oil from the Deep Horizons well blowout reaches them. The spreading oil creates a sense of urgency for their work and the story line, Faye and Joe get caught up in the life of a teenage girl who lives on a houseboat with her voodoo practicing grandmother. There are pirate stories, searches for pirate treasure and multiple murders. Enjoyed this one.
Apr 05, 2014 Andrea rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I will read more.

This was a fun who done it. Ms. Evans is a good story teller - makes you feel like you are mucking along with her in the mud flats of southern Louisiana.

There is Pirate treasure, crazy family members (really crazy) and Joe and Faye, the lead characters.

They are hired to study significant historical structures and artifacts in the area, and meet a teenage girl who as just found a dead body...
Jul 20, 2015 Pammy rated it liked it
I enjoyed PLUNDER, even if it was several books into the series about archaeologist Faye Longchamp. I have a passion for archaeology and this satisfied my needs. It was full of interesting characters that I'm sure I will recognize in any future books in the series or if I decide to try others from earlier works.
Sep 10, 2015 Lisa added it
Shelves: to-complete, suspense
Wearing out on this series. I find the addition of Joe, the hunky native american husband, not so interesting. I find him to be a cardboard cutout -- no depth. Also, Faye as a mother is just not convincing. For long stretches of the first few chapters, it's like Evans forgets that Faye has a child. I may return to this series, but at the moment: Meh.
Not my favorite Evans, but a good read. Very good information on the 2010 oil spill in Louisiana along with a pirate story and several murders -- something for everyone!!! Faye Longchamp is a believable, fallible, great character -- so well-written by Evans through the books that she seems like a good friend.
Lynn Lerch
Sep 28, 2015 Lynn Lerch rated it it was amazing
Faye Longchamp is back! Faye, Joe (her husband), and their baby are looking at the mouth of the Mississippi River looking for archaeological sites before the area is effected by a huge oil disaster caused by the Deep Water Horizon's explosion. A number of murders take place and Faye helps a teenager survive. A great book!
David Marshall
Jul 04, 2012 David Marshall rated it liked it
After a slow start this turns into a good mystery/thriller with our series Faye Longchamp finding another doorstep on her travels and feeling obliged to solve it.
Dev Singer
Aug 03, 2015 Dev Singer rated it liked it
I love Amande. I'm glad we'll be seeing more of her. I feel like this one was short on the archaeology, though.
Jun 07, 2012 Joy rated it liked it
Pirate treasure, good mystery. Liked it enough to look for others by Mary Anna Evans. The Faye Longchamp Mysteries:
Artifacts, Relics, Effigies, Findings, Floodgates, Strangers, and Plunder
Another great book in the Faye Longchamp series. As always, Ms. Evans has strong character and plot development interspersed with archaeological features.
Good. Not the best but I did enjoy it.
Jul 24, 2014 Sheila rated it it was ok
I couldn't make a connection to the title character. Really wanted to like this. It's doubtful I'll try another
Jul 25, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this one very much! I liked the plot and the new character in the series. I will be interested to see what happens next!
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Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little. Wounded Earth, features environmentalist Larabeth McLeod in a duel to the death against a stalker who calls himself Babykiller. Her Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries include Artifacts, Relic ...more
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Faye Longchamp (10 books)
  • Artifacts (Faye Longchamp, #1)
  • Relics (Faye Longchamp, #2)
  • Effigies (Faye Longchamp, #3)
  • Findings (Faye Longchamp, #4)
  • Floodgates (Faye Longchamp, #5)
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