Book Review: “Ryder: American Treasure” by Nick Pengelley

January 21, 2015 at 1:28 am | Posted in Books | 3 Comments
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Nick Pengelley in his new book, “american treasure book coverRyder: American Treasure” Book Two in the Ayesha Ryder series published by Alibi gives us another adventure with Ayesha Ryder.

From the back cover:   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.

Fast paced action, political intrigue and betrayal are just some of the ingredients in this second adventure with Ayesha Ryder. Don’t worry you can read this all by itself and it will be just fine. Though I do recommend that you read the first one just for the sheer enjoyment of it. During the War of 1812 certain items were stolen from the White House. Now Ayesha is being forced to find them. At the same time she has been framed for murder and she has to figure that out as well.  “Ryder: American Treasure” is a top-notch adventure that will really get your blood flowing as you flip pages trying to find out what is going to happen next.  filled with blackmail, betrayal and murder. Mr. Pengelley really knows how to write a good story that involves you and keeps your interest. Ayesha and the rest of the characters in this book are so well done you would swear they are real. I am so glad to have found Nick Pengelley and am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Thanks for the great review Vic! So glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. Ayesha sounds like my kind of heroine! I’m glad you enjoyed this latest in the series. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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