The Fifth Kingdom

Title: The Fifth Kingdom

Publisher: Carina Press

Pub Date: 11 July 2011

ISBN: 9781426891885

Author: Caridad Pineiro

The Fifth Kingdom by Caridad Pineiro is a very thrilling and exhilarating read. I’ve always loved adventure-romance kind of story and it pleases me that this story is not draggy or long winded. The plot is easy to follow and the pace is just nice, not too fast, not too slow. I love the mystery, and the romance was well developed as well. I feel as if I’m reading ‘Indiana Jones’… the romantic version, that is.

I enjoyed reading this book very much and I hope to read more from the author. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Carina Press via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.

Book description:

Dr. Deanna Vasquez hasn’t spoken to her mother in years, not since the renowned archaeologist abandoned her family in her quest to find the lost tomb of Montezuma. When CIA agent Bill Santana shows up in her classroom with the news that her mother has been abducted by terrorists, Deanna has to help in any way she can.

Bill needs Deanna’s expertise to determine the location of her mother’s latest find, before her kidnappers do. He fears whatever mysteries the tomb holds could be deadly in the wrong hands. In an effort to make contact with the terrorist cell, Bill accompanies Deanna to Mexico posing as her fiancé-a ruse made doubly dangerous because of the very real heat between them…