When a rookie geologist discovers a clue to a lost Inca treasure, her first job gets a lot more thrilling.
Geologist Sam Harris is a woman in a man's world - overlooked and underpaid, but resilient and passionate. Desperate for her first job, she accepts a contract with a dodgy entrepreneur exploring for gold in the remote rainf...more
I've had to DNF this book. There is nothing wrong with the book and it is well written, but it's just not holding my attention. At 30% there still has not been a murder or a mystery that I can see and the book seems almost biographical as it is based around the author's experience as a geologist working in mining. I think the problem is that it's dry ..... not as dry as a dead dingo's donger .... or a camel's butthole in a sandstorm .... but dry nevertheless. 😕
This is quite an exciting book. It is a little like reading the feminine version of Indiana Jones, the early years! Sam, a newly qualified geologist stumbles by chance into her first job after meeting two men in a bar. They know only too well that a keen junior like Sam would be a walkover, and cheap. But, is she as dumb as they seem to think?
Sam jumps at such a great opportunity to work as a geologist in the jungle, even more exciting is the fact that they will be searching for the lost treasu ...more
I thought the descriptions of the rainforest were particularly good and they transport the reader to the real place. I also liked Sam's adventurous spirit. Sometimes the pacing was a bit slow, but I think overall it makes a good mystery adventure.
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a fun adventure? Then Fool's Gold written by PJ Skinner ...
May 17, 2018
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Looking for a fun adventure? Then Fool's Gold written by PJ Skinner is the book for you. This story is about the feisty, somewhat rebellious geologist, Sam Harris. Looking to gain more experience in the field she meets up with Mike Morton, who wants to hire her to go along with his project manager to review ...more
I have since read Hitler's Finger and the Star of Simbako.. I'm really enjoying Sam's adventures and am already looking forward to #4 to see where Sam goes next...
Sam has been hired on to examine soil and rocks to determine if there is gold waiting to be found. She is thrust into an adventure within the jungles of Sierramar with a drunk, egotistical, and lecherous lead geologist ...more
Adventure, intrigue, lost treasure, South American jungles, and a thrilling plot! You will love Sam Harris, a young, gritty and determined lady who is off on her first assignment as a field geologist. Lots of action, great characters, and plenty of twists and turns will keep your eyes glued to this book! I LOVED it!!
The author keeps your attention throughout this thriller and draws some interesting characters. I did have some difficulty with Sam the main character where some of her naïveté and tendency to self blame, didn’t quite fit with her adventurous side. Apart from that I did enjoy the read and the twist at the end.
I enjoyed the book. It moved along rapidly and the characters were interesting. Although set in a fictional country, it was well written and kept me reading at a quick pace. I believe this is the beginning of a fun series.
The main plot of the book is well thought out, and the book has clearly been well researched. There are also many subplots to keep the reader engaged between the ...more