Was a rare amethyst mine illegally seized from the Japanese ancestors of a well-known Atlanta family, just after World War II?
Four months ago, anthropologist professor Travis Monahan got shot while on an investigation of the mysterious floating city at Baikal. Suffering from PTSD, he's been holed up in their Atlanta office with his Jack Russell terrier and his brooding thoughts.
One of the partners, Savannah Summers, convinces him to take this case. Their new client, Miya Richards, hires them to search for the purported mine and its missing property deed, which she claims were seized from her grandmother's family.
While uncovering clues in the old quarter of Tochigi, Japan, the intrepid duo runs into a man who reveals that his uncle once tried to investigate and was never seen again. He does, however, tip them off to the Himiko Corporation.
Travis and Savannah go to Himiko, pretending to be research geologists. The head honcho immediately clams up and on their way out, a Yakuza biker gang pursues them. As action and clues lead the adventurers into the mountains, relentless descendants of the evil, rich Kinagawas and their ilk thwart them at every turn.
Their lives are at stake and Travis realizes this case is not as straightforward as it first seemed.
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Fast-Paced and Action-Packed Adventure
"A" IS FOR AMETHYST by K.T. Tomb is the first book in the Alpha Adventures series. Not really knowing what to expect with this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was! The story is quick-paced with a few plot twists and lots of action.
The story centers around Travis Monahan who is an anthropologist professor who was shot while investigating a location for the adventure agency Alpha Adventures. Travis is 4 months into a drunken stupor when one of the partners, Savannah Summers, decides to take him on another adventure instead of checking him into rehab. Alpha Adventures is hired by a prominent Atlanta woman to search for a long-lost rare amethyst mine in Japan that was purportedly stolen from her grandmother’s family at the end of WWII. The rest of the story is watching Travis transform into a functioning adult (rather than merely a drunk), embrace the investigation, and help solve the mystery of the missing mine.
Kerrie Seymour's narration was really good. She brought the characters to life, completely drawing me into the story. She uses a variety of voices, giving all characters their own unique voice, and seamlessly switches between genders and characters with ease. I'm really looking forward to listening to the next adventure written by KT Tomb and narrated by Kerrie Seymour!
- LilMissMolly "LilMissMolly"
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