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A modern-day treasure hunt begins when a client hires rivals to work against one another to find a stole map to the Dutchman’s Lost Gold Mine. Weaver’s Needle is where legend claims the mine is hidden in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. Former Army MP Landry Parker and former police officer Nickolai Baptiste are the hired recovery specialists. Will they constantly be butting heads or learn to work together?
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
A hunt for the Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine becomes a race of survival.
Former Army MP Landry Parker fell into the recovery specialist role quite by accidentto help her ailing father. Now that shes on her own, she is determined to prove herself and honor her family legacy.
After being shot in the line of duty, former police officer Nickolai Baptiste became a recovery specialist, and hes good at his jobmaybe even the best.
A potential client pits Landry and Nickolai against one another to find the Dutchmans Lost Gold Mine map that was stolen from her murdered husband, and the potential payday is too enticing to pass up. The trail takes them from New Orleans to Weavers Needle in Arizona where legend claims the mine is hidden. Landry and Nickolai are no strangers to adventure, but the unlikely partners quickly discover theres someone after the treasure and there are those who want to ensure the lost mine in Arizonas Superstition Mountain stays lost forever.
Can Landry and Nickolai work together despite their distrust of each other to save the legend before more innocent lives are lost? Will they find the real treasure isnt the gold, but something more valuable. . .true love and understanding?
"[Robin Caroll] seamlessly weaves the suspense, romance, faith, contemporary, and historical threads of this captivating story and draws a heartwarming outcome from an intriguing setting, fascinating characters, and impossible odds." Cynthia Ruchti, author of 20+ books, including A Fragile Hope
"A non-stop adventure of a treasure hunt in the vein of National Treasurethis time deep in the heart of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Filled with Carolls trademark suspense, killer twists, and romance, theres everything to love in this book!" New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee
"Robin Carolls new book, Weaver's Needle, is an exciting read with interesting characters you want to root for." Margaret Daley, author of Her Baby Protector
"Weavers Needle is the best romantic suspense Ive read all year. Robin Caroll is a master at layering rich details with unexpected plot twists and likeable characters. Highly recommended!" Colleen Coble, USAToday bestselling author
"Weavers Needle is a thrilling racea page-turning, heart-slamming suspense story with enough romance to make you need a box of chocolate. Highly recommended!" Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning author of When Death Draws Near and Portrait of Vengeance
"As a fan of adventure-driven romance and suspense, I loved Weavers Needle by Robin Caroll. This page-turner had a level of realism and emotion that hit me deep in the heart. Her best yet! Don't miss it. Cheryl Wyatt, USA Today bestselling author of romance with virtue
"In Weavers Needle, Robin Caroll is at her best, showcasing the interesting characters and complex plots her readers have come to expect. Filled with details that transported me to the setting, this is a book that romantic suspense lovers will inhale. A definite keeper on my shelf." Cara Putman, award-winning author of Beyond Justice and Shadowed by Grace
"Robin Caroll does it again! Weaver's Needle is a compelling combination of whodunit, treasure hunt, and romance. You'll be rooting for Landry Parker and Nickolai Baptiste from the first page to the last. Great fun!" -Rick Acker, bestselling author of The Enoch Effect and Death in the Mind's Eye
"Robin Caroll skillfully weaves her best story to date! Weavers Needle is a unique blend of romance, suspense, and characters who have rich depth. And its a story full of symbolism as the hero and heroines search for treasure leads them to the true gold hidden in each other. Simply put, I adore this story!"Dineen Miller, multi-published and award winning author of The Soul Saver and Winning Him Without Words
"Theres nothing I like reading more than a novel about a treasure hunt, and Robin Caroll delivers in this heart-pounding search for an old map and lost gold mine. If you enjoy romantic suspense, youll love Weavers Needle!" Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Chateau of Secrets and The Silent Order
SBMV5 Stars Out Of 5A great fast-paced romantic suspenseJanuary 9, 2018SBMVQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book by Robin Caroll that I have read and I was quite impressed. I love inspirational romantic suspense and have quite a few authors that are my favorites; Ms. Caroll will join that list of favorite authors. The book was well-written, seemingly well-researched (though I don't know much about Apache tribe and its traditions and beliefs), fast-paced with a bit of romance thrown in. The book also had a strong thread of faith woven into the storyline which I appreciated. Anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic suspense would love this novel.
The plot is action-packed and left me breathless at moments. The characters are flawed but deeply layered with hurts and mistakes that haunt them. Landry comes off at first as a know-it-all who is prickly just because she can be. She needs a large amount of money to keep her recovery company afloat and she wants to do this for her father's legacy. Nickolai is a retired cop now working in the recovery industry who first acts like an arrogant jerk, full of himself and his abilities. He needs a large amount of money to take his younger sister out of the hospital into a halfway house that is believed to be able to help her reintegrate into the real world. A wealthy patron hires them both and pits them against each other to recover a map to a legendary gold mine that was stolen when the patron's husband is murdered. Throw in a handful of possible suspects for the murder with Landry and Nick's developing feelings for each other, and we have a pretty awesome read that can't be put down.
I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Treasure and Treachery Combine Well!December 10, 2017Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 43.5
"Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church. I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring."
Landry Parker has struggled to extend her father's legacy by owning and operating a recovery business. When a unique opportunity presents itself that will put her company back on its feet, she responds; never realizing that the request is pitting her in the middle of a dangerous competition.
Nickolai Baptiste is pleasantly surprised when his younger sister becomes a candidate for a half-way house, but the expense for the experimental psychotherapeutic program is substantially beyond his budget. Entering into an agreement that has all of his former law enforcement guards up, places this cop-turned-recovery-specialist in an uncomfortable position, notwithstanding the stubborn woman that has been handed the exact same contract; to find the Duchman's Lost Gold Mine Map worth one million dollars and evidently a man's life.
Treachery and obscure ancient mystique follow Landry and Nickolai deep into Arizona's Superstition Mountains, where a lot of unknowns await them, including the response of their traitorous hearts.
Vickie P4 Stars Out Of 5Hunt for a Treasure MapAugust 9, 2017Vickie PQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Landry Parker is former military police who retired to help her father in his recovery business. After his death she encounters problems on the business end that make a potential $50,000 recovery fee seem like a lifeline.
Nicolai Baptiste retired from the New Orleans police department after suffering a shooting that would have sidelined him to a desk. He is the guardian for his 17 year old sister who is eligible for an experimental program that will cost $40000 for the first year, making the $50,000 seem like the perfect solution.
Winifred Winslet is the widow of a wealthy business man. Her husband Bartholemew was murdered as he attempted to deposit a map to the famed Dutchman's Lost Gold Mine in Arizona at his bank that he just paid $1,000,000 to obtain. The detective in charge is only investigating the murder so Winifred tells Landry and Nicolai that the first one to locate and retrieve the map will be paid a $50,000 recovery fee. Two competing investigators should increase the odds of locating the map.
Landry and Nicolai both end up in Apache Junction, Arizona close to the Superstition Mountains and the rock formation Weaver's Needle where many have searched for the lost mine for over a hundred years. The seller is supposed to be a descendant of the woman who cared for the dying Dutchman who drew the map. Part of the legend is that he was cursed by the Thunder God who gave the Apache the treasure within the mine. Local Indians say that secret warrior shaman protect it. Many things start happening to Landry and Nicolai that are too coincidental to think they are not targets. Are they victims of the curse or has the murderer come to search for the mine and wants them out of the way? Will working together make them safer and help them to locate the man who has the map? There are many twists as they search and as they get to know each other competition turns to cooperation.
This is the first time I have read any of Robin Caroll's books. I liked her writing style. She develops her characters and the plot nicely however I was bothered by the shaman activity being presented as just a part of the Apache culture and compatible with faith in God. I received a copy of this book free of charge through the publisher and Net Galley and the opinions are my own.
DebReads4 Stars Out Of 5Treasure HuntAugust 3, 2017DebReadsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Landry and Nickolai, independent recovery specialists, were challenged to locate and return a valuable, treasure map. This challenge placed them in direct competition with each other. Was this a chance competition or a divine appointment?
This book began with a competition, various challenges and adventures filled with danger and valuable rewards. There was a murder mystery and a cross-country treasure hunt, complete with an antiquated map.
Christianity was part of the ongoing storyline as characters experienced their own individual journeys of faith. Native Americans, along with their unique customs and culture, played a big part in this book. Sacred rituals and beliefs were explored, explained and integrated well into the storyline.
Themes of forgiveness, cooperation, compassion, friendship, second chances and good versus evil were well represented throughout this book. Each of the main characters had meaningful, deeply caring relationships with their respective best friends.
This book was filled with good storytelling, memorable characters and exciting adventures.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. I also purchased a kindle copy of this book.
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5JESUS is the WeaverJuly 28, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Weaver's Needle is a mystery, Suspense, adventure with romance all rolled up into one story - which took me aback because there was so much going on and yet the author was able to weave in the Romance into so much that was going on all around them yet in the midst of them - This book is abounding in fun, addicting so you can't put it down, abundantly absorbing - I didn't even hear them call me for lunch, colorfully creative. The author sure knows how to pull you in and most of all they keep you there - it is a book that talks to you especially about THE most important thing - FAITH - how could you go wrong with GOD as your leader? Amen? This book has twists and turns and surprises and love - yeeeehaaaa.........I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher and NetGalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.