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Sunken Treasure Lost Worlds: A Colten X. Burnett Novel (The Risky Business Chronicle Book 1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  33 reviews

His knowledge can make them all rich... or get them killed.

From the depths of the Atlantic off Cape Canaveral Florida, searching for sunken Spanish treasure, to the Andes mountains of Ecuador chasing the legend of a lost golden library, Dr. Colten X. Burnett and the Risky Business team are on a quixotic adventure.

While trying to make an honest, well sort of honest living

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Kindle Edition, 313 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by BUOY MEDIA
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Bookish Heidi
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book and I'm super grateful that I did. What a wonderfully technical story about treasure hunting. Colt and his renegade team of misfits hit the jackpot on a treasure hunt that led them on a wild goose chase for another great treasure. Little bit of mystery with their weird findings and ended on a total cliffhanger! Can't wait to read the next book to see if they found what was worth almost dying for. ...more
Kathy
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Warnings:
1) This book does not end the story. Rather, it is the first installment of an adventure. No conclusion at all.
2) No editing. First of all, the author uses far too many exclamation marks. I'm not exaggerating! Also, the author uses commas, where they don't belong as, I am doing here. Further, commas are not used where they are needed such as in lists and this omission leads to nonsensical sentences, worse than this one. And for some odd reason, the letter C is often capitalized in a wor
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Regina Kukus
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Definitely an adventure book written for a man, by a man. A fun adventure story that doesn't finish with this book, you'll have to read the next for more information. I didn't love how everything needed just fell into the characters laps so easily. For example, Doc just so happens to have been an paramedic, also in the coast guard as a rescue swimmer, and, quite conveniently, earned a doctorate in linguistics. All the characters are "surprisingly" handy as such.
A good read, but I don'
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scott
Jul 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Got to have an open mind

Started out as a great treasure adventure book. Started getting little unreal when everyone is an expert above experts and Santa Claus joins them to shower them with anything they want. Took major twist and dived off the reality platform with the introduction of ????? ( no spoilers). But overall a fun book to read. I had a harder time accepting all the perfect gadgets then the escape from this world. Some great characters though. OReilly is the best. Or Gus. Will read sec
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John
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Colton Burnett has a very eclectic group of friends. When they band together to form a treasure hunting company, pretty much anything can happen, and usually does. This story covers a lot of territory, from the Florida coast to the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. There are some interesting characters and some challenging situations as they hunt for the wreckage of the 1715 Spanish Plate fleet.
Polly Helms
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hummmm...

Well written. Nice story line. A little something for everyone. Shows what great teamwork can do. Do keep an open mind when reading. Some surprises might be hard for some to read around. Good book though.
john robinson
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good adventure !

Great read! I will be looking forward to to the authors next book. Well written and good story. Thanks Hep!
Margaret
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Interesting book! I love sunken treasure! I could have done without the curse words. They didn't add anything to the story, so why put them in there? ...more
Kay Salter
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sunken Treasure List Worlds

I would give this book 10 stars if available! What a special and exciting story. Cannot wait to start on Book Two.
Billie
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
His knowledge can make them all rich... or get them killed.
From the depths of the Atlantic off Cape Canaveral Florida, searching for sunken Spanish treasure, to the Andes mountains of Ecuador chasing the legend of a lost golden library, Dr. Colten X. Burnett and the Risky Business team are on a quixotic adventure.
While trying to make an honest, well sort of honest living, searching for remnants of the lost 1715 fleet, Risky Business Ltd. becomes entangled in a mystery that covers two continents
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Laure
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Colten Burnett lives in Florida, the Space Coast to be more exact, and has always been fascinated by the stories of all the shipwrecks, and the treasures discovered. He has done his research, and with a group of close friends he has known for years, they decide to pool their resources and try to recover the treasure from a mysterious ship that went down in 1715. The friends will form a company they name Risky Business, LTD.

I absolutely adored these quirky, unique, tough as nails, and sometim
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Tom Johnson
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Adrenalin Pumping Excitement”

Risky Business, LTD is a company formed by a group of friends seeking adventure. They are interested in a fleet of ships that went down in 1715, and may contain sunken treasure. Dr. Colton X Burnett leads the team, but all are well trained and tough. From the start, the story kicks off with excitement, and never lets up. The trail will lead them to two continents, and they may encounter more than they bargained for in their search for a lost civilization.

I was given
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Donna
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book in the new Risky Business Chronicles series, this was definitely an interesting read and concept. You can get an idea of what it's about from the author's summary above, and I don't want to give away any spoilers by saying anything more about what happens in the book, other than to say if you enjoy treasure hunting, mysteries, and good friendships, this is a book for you. It lost a star as there are quite a lot of issues with errors and editing (but I've mentioned those I've picke ...more
Renee
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
When guys just try to make an almost-honest living, what could possibly go wrong? As a fan of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, I was excited to read this book about history, modern day treasure hunters, deep sea diving, and underwater archaeology. The Risky Business was started by a guy with big dreams after retirement, and the friends he convinces to join him to look for a lost ship full of gold. They invest every dime they have into a boat and equipment, and begin the hunt. But they're not the ...more
Marty
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic adventure story!

Hep Aldridge is a master storyteller. The story is about a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in a 1715 hurricane. One ship made it back to Spain but the wrecks of the remaining ships are strewn along the Eastern seaboard from Florida to North Carolina. Five or six of the wrecks have been discovered and there are many groups/people hoping to find one of the remaining ships. All this is true. What Mr. Aldridge has done is to take these threads and weave them in a story t
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Anie
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well, this was a joy to read. :) When reading, I felt like I was right there with the characters, in the middle of the action. :)

Right from the intro to the story I was totally hooked, it's like Indian Jones (but with a group) in a book form. The retired professor decides to hunt treasures now that he has not working anymore and starts Risky Bussiness. He and his friends embark on the first mission, to find the missing 12th sunken ship.

It's just the start of the most amazing adventure. I was all
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Vi
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Action-filled adventure! Dr. Colton Burnett's dream of treasure hunting in the high seas becomes a reality! He begins his "Risky Business," leading his team of hackers, divers, snipers, linguists, medics, " problem solvers, " and others. The going is rocky, but pays off! In more ways than was anticipated! The start was fast paced then slow going; the action then picked up and never stopped!
This is the first of a three part series. Enjoyed the read. Didn't realize it was a cliffhanger. 3 1/2 sta
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Kenneth Lingenfelter
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Risky business is a company formed to find sunken treasures. This group of hunters has a lot of technology on their side to fine tune locations of sunken ships. They uncover a sunken treasure of gold and a sealed box that leads them to Ecuador to try to find the secrets of a lost civilization from the 1700's. The novel gets you interested from the beginning. It is an easy read that makes you want more. ...more
Janice
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Action, mystery, treasure hunting, and every badass character you’ve ever wanted to be growing up! This book really takes you along on the ride with Colten X. Burnett and his friends, as a simple hunt for some shipwrecked gold off the coast of Florida turns turns into much, much more. You can tell that a lot of first hand experience and research went into the details, but the story keeps up a crisp pace. More adventures clearly await...can’t wait for book 2!
Susan Hamann
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought the description of the book was interesting so I decided to read it. I never expected such a trip! As if finding lost treasure wasn't enough, so many unexpected things happen. The book has an incredible mix of people with different talents and involves treasure hunting, archaeology, technology, man toys, and adventure. I recommend this book and I look forward to the remaining two books in the series. ...more
Jaci Zimprich
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great adventure story

For those readers that read Clive Cussler’s stories an other writers of that type of genre, this will be a good read.

This story starts out as a sunken treasure tale. The characters are very believable. The tale continues on taking you to Ecuador with it tale of treasure.

I can’t wait to read the next book.
Robert Stack
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book. Lots of adventure mixed with reality. The treasure hunting is full of actual history of lost treasure off the space coast of florida mixed with macho bravado. It makes for a fun and interesting read. I love the way the story starts in one direction only to take you to a very different point. Can not wait for the next book to come out. Great job
Judy Morris
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a great book. This is the first book I read by him and I'm hoping for more. Great author great book, it has suspense all the way thru the book. You dont know what going to happen next. It was a roller coaster ride with chills and spills. ...more
Michael Arnold
Extremely entertaining read. Fantastic characters and a interesting plot.
Kandy
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great adventure. So many twists and turns. I cannot wait for the next book in this series to see where it takes us next. Wow!
June
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous excited book
Searching for buried treasure
Thank you for free Arc
Jackie
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an absolutely wonderful suspense filled story from a new author for me. Reviewed because I enjoyed it so much and hope to read many more from this writer.
Janet
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
very good
Lin Phelps
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great read.

Loved the combination of underwater and international treasure quest. Archeology high tech and adventure. Good suspense with step by step process.
janet hodgson
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sunken treasure lost worlds

This book was quite an adventure. Loved it ! All the characters were fun and engaging. Plus how can you go wrong with treasure hunting . Check it out
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