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Golden Conspiracy: 03/31/11
Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder is in the vein of a Clive Cussler mystery featuring Dirk Pitt. Jacsen Kidd and his partner Pericles Schmoond are professional treasure hunters. They have a lead on a sunken ship that could prove the Spanish had set foot in Hawaii much earlier than ever recorded. There are others who want to find the treasure first and others who don't want it found at all.
The Spanish in Hawaii isn't a new plot. Magnum P.I. did an episode around the same plot in season 2, "Dead Man's Channel." But for me, that's a bonus and Jacsen's adventure while sharing a similar starting point to Magnum's is very different.
The book is full of action with all the usual hallmarks of an adventure / thriller. It has short chapters, multiple character points of view and numerous locations across the world, though most of the action takes place in Hawaii and Florida.
I was sent this book for review.