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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog Tour: Ryder- American Treasure by Nick Pengelley

Author: Nick Pengelley
Date of publication: January 20, 2015
Published by : Alibi

Fast-paced, edgy, and action-packed, the perfect read for anyone who loves the novels of Steve Berry or James Rollins, Ryder: American Treasure marks the return of Ayesha Ryder, a woman digging into history’s most dangerous secrets—and hiding some of her own.

During of the War of 1812, British troops ransacked the White House and made off with valuables that were never returned. Two centuries later, a British curator finds a vital clue to the long-vanished loot. Within hours, the curator is assassinated—and Ayesha Ryder, a Palestinian-born antiquities expert, is expertly framed for his murder.

Who could be behind such a conspiracy? And why do they want Ryder out of the way? To find out, she picks up a trail leading from a mysterious nineteenth-century letter to the upcoming presidential election. As Ryder dodges killers in the shadow of hidden alliances, sexual blackmail, and international power plays, she finds that all roads lead to the Middle East, where a fragile peace agreement threatens to unravel . . . and another mystery begs to be discovered.

Ryder’s rarefied academic career and her violent past are about to collide. And her only hope of survival is to confront a powerful secret agent who has been waiting for one thing: the chance to kill Ayesha Ryder with his own two hands.

The first book in this series was just an OK read for me, but I thought I would give this second one a try.  Who doesn't like American history and conspiracy theories?  In this one, Ayesha is commissioned to find the lost treasure of the war of 1812.  The hunt turns out to be more deadly than she thought.

Sadly, this was a DNF book for me.  I just had a hard time getting into it.  I was hoping for a treasure hunt book, but it turned out to be much more political than I would have liked.  I am just not one for politics in the stories I read.  I had a hard time connecting with the characters.  I do think there is an audience for this book however, so if you like political intrigue, I would recommend giving this a try. It just wasn't for me.






About Nick Pengelley

Nick Pengelley is the author of the political thrillers Ryder and Ryder: American Treasure. Australian by birth, he’s had careers in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as a law professor, legal consultant, and analyst on Middle East politics, which is his passion. Pengelley lives in Toronto with his wife, Pamela.
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Nick Pengelley’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, January 13th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Tuesday, January 13th: Bell, Book & Candle
Wednesday, January 14th: Book Nerd
Thursday, January 15th: Queen of All She Reads
Monday, January 19th: Omnimystery News – author guest post
Monday, January 19th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, January 20th: Vic’s Media Room
Tuesday, January 20th: 2 Kids and Tired
Wednesday, January 21st: Reading to Distraction
Thursday, January 22nd: Joyfully Retired
Monday, January 26th: Dwell in Possibility
Tuesday, January 27th: Read-Love-Blog
Tuesday, January 27th: Words by Webb
Monday, February 2nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, February 5th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, February 9th: Brooke Blogs
Tuesday, February 10th: A Fantastical Librarian


1 comment:

heathertlc said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.