A SERPENT IN TURQUOISE
by Peggy Nicholson

November 2006
ISBN: 0-373-51429-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #115
Mass Market Paperback
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We first met Raine Ashaway in An Angel in Stone, where the famed treasure hunter uncovered an opalized fossil and fell in love. Life has a way of intruding sometimes, and Raine finds herself alone again. With her family firm, Ashaway All, she is looking for a new adventure when she receives an interesting letter from an archeologist.


Seeing an outdated copy of National Geographic deep in the Mexican mountains, Anson McCord is taken by a photo of Raine and her opalized treasure. He knows that she is just the right person to help him find the Feathered Serpent of Aztec lore. He believes that the fabled "god" is an undocumented species of prehistoric reptile. This is just the sort of bait that will convince Raine to trek through Mexico with him.


Author Peggy Nicholson threw us a curve in writing about Raine again for the second book in The Bone Hunters series. She admits that it was unintentional. Raine simply had more to say and demanded another book. A Serpent in Turquoise was the result.


Readers will enjoy the Romancing the Stone adventure while Raine and Anson try to elude the men who want to keep the treasure hidden. The novel is escapism in itís purest form, and well worth the price.


Reviewed in October 2006 by Paula.

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