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Byzantine Gold

(Dangerous Waters #2)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  16 reviews
The sequel novel to the best-selling, thriller, Golden Chariot.

A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the r
Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Books to Go Now
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: tour-books
I had a hard time trying to write the review for this book mainly because I really try to pick tours with books I will more than likely enjoy and can give a more or less positive review. I just cannot give it a high rating, and I hate to do this to a tour book but I cannot candy coat this without being dishonest about how lacking this book was for me. The story seemed like it could not decide what it was about at all. Was it a love story? A story about an archaeology dig/dive.. a terrorist group ...more
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated this 4.5 out of 5 Crowns:

A fan of the Action-Adventure/Romantic Suspense genre, I was very excited when I realized this book was going on tour and I quickly signed up. I intended to read Golden Chariot first, because I'm a little OCD about reading books in order, but unfortunately I ran out of time. I worried this might be problematic in regards to my enjoyment of this book, ho
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Being a great fan of nautical archaeology, exotic settings and long lost treasures, I absolutely loved this book. It is pure entertainment from start to finish. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the first book in the series, Golden Chariot, and that was also a great read, but I have to say that this second installment was even better. The relationship between the hero and heroine–American archaeologist Charlotte and Turkish agent Atakan–evolves and deepens and their love scenes are a l ...more
Ryan Snyder
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As expected, this book did not disappoint. We still have the same lovely archaeological awesomeness we encountered in Golden Chariot. I accidentally learned stuff and I wasn't bored. ;) There is still the lovely romance going on between Charlotte and Atakan. It is still progressing and I still love the mess out of these two characters. They are from different cultures and they clash but I love their banter and Charlotte's teasing. They are so great together. One of my complaints from the last bo ...more
Wanda DeGolier
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte and Atakan are part of a nautical archaeological recovery team set to work on recovering a warship from the Byzantine Empire. The race is on to recover artifacts before black market looters-and imparticular a terrorist cell-is on. But that's not their only problem, a dying enemy with nothing to lose, has killing Charlotte and Atakan as his dying wish.

Everyone is suspect as Charlotte and Atakan risk everything to do their lifes' work.

I love this author, her work is well-researched and h
Booksto Gonow
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Exciting from the beginning to end, this sequel to the fast-passed, Golden Chariot, does not disappoint. I love the chemistry between Atakan and Charlotte and then the bad guy, Tischenko. Ms. Karlsen weaves current world issues with old world history. No one does research and manages to make it as interesting as Ms. Karlsen. Turkey is a fascinating setting that I know little about. But feel I want to visit there after reading this book.

Terrorists, contract killers and undersea adventure round ou
Darlene Panzera
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Karlsen delivers another action packed thriller rich with description of Turkey. The romance between Charolette and Atakan continue to enthrall as an old enemy closes in deteremined to finish them off for good. Intense and vivid character portrayals of the villain Tischenko as well as the main characters and terroists. Karlsen keeps you in suspense wondering what will happen next and how it will all end. Highly recommended.
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Whew! What a page-turner. I could not put this thriller down.
Anna's Herding Cats
Some books just grab me right from the start and Byzantine Gold was so one of those books. It's got a little bit of everything. Romance, humor, danger, a fascinating locale in Turkey surrounding a Byzantine Era shipwreck and likable characters that I continued to fall in love with.

This is the second book that centers around Atakan and Charlotte and I really loved that we got to catch up with them and see their relationship continue to grow. There's a lot going on in the story with threats to the
Apr 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I had read and enjoyed Golden Chariot, which is the first book in this series and provides an introduction to Charlotte and introduces Atakan and their romance. In this installment (can be read as a stand-alone without great difficulty for the reader) Karlsen again blends major plotting elements to create an action-filled story.

While the basic plot is centered around the preservation and discovery of archaeological treasures, she has added in additional dangers and more layers of ancient confli
Maggie Thom
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Byzantine Gold is book two in a series. It is an interesting suspense, mystery, romance story. Charlotte and Atakan are on a bit of a holiday in Paris, before their next shipwreck recovery dive, when Atakan is shot. Charolotte knows it is the man, Tichenko, who had abducted her a few months before but no one can find him. Once Atakan has recovered they move on to their next job, a dive to recover what they can from an ancient shipwreck, off the coast of Cypress. They know that Tichenko will stri ...more
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are some writers that just know how to put a damn good story down- Chris is one of them. I absolutely loved the first book in the series. I was a little afraid that book two would fall victim to the curse of the sequel- so many authors do. But I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. I say surprised because you never know what to expect when you read a book- authors are people too, they have good days and bad and all of that translate into their writings!

Anyways, back to my point. This b
We meet up once again with archaeologist Charlotte and her boyfriend/lover Atakan; who we meet in “Golden Chariot”. These two managed to get into all sorts of trouble in the first book and I wasn’t surprised at all that they have returned to cause more!

An attempt on Atakan’s life in Paris has Charlotte worried about their upcoming dig on Cyprus. An old nemesis is following them and putting their lives at risk. Determined to keep with the plan and schedule, Atakan reassures Charlotte that they wi
Tricia Kristufek
Apr 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
“Indulge me.”
“What’s my second choice?”
“Death by nagging.”
“As I suspected.”

Once again, Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are going to a dig. This time the crew is set to bring up a Byzantine Era warship carrying an unusual cargo of gold off the coast of Northern Cyprus. A terrorist cell has targeted the gold; Tischenko has tracked down Charlotte -- will the lovers get time to further their relationship, or will this be their l
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A bit disappointed by this book

After reading the first book of the series I bought this one, expecting a similar mix of history, mystery, and suspenseful intrigue; with a bit of romance on the side. Not so, alas. This book seemed more like a novella stretched to novel length by the kind of "mystery-porn" which seems almost necessary in modern crime fiction. For me, the belly dance scenes, etc., were a needless distraction.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Chris pens "Byzantine Gold", the sequel to 'Golden Chariot' in a well thought out, well written plot that picks up where the first book ended. As usual Chris' main characters were strong with great chemistry and the introduction of new characters was nicely added in. I was totally impressed that I was not disappointed in the plot and can't wait to see where she takes us next.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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Chris was born and raised in Chicago. Her father was a history professor and her mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto her. She wanted to see the places she read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated her. She’s had the good fortune to travel extensively thro ...more

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