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Reviewed by Stefan Vucak for Readers' Favorite
Julia Evans, an investigative reporter, and her husband John, are in the Yucatan Peninsula researching a story and taking a vacation at the same time. Their busy lives were drawing them apart and they needed to reconnect. Julia gets involved with Mayan tomb robbers, and the men are after her. A friend of theirs, an archaeologist, introduces Julia to someone who owns a museum, not realizing that he is one of the men who want to silence her. On a trek to a Mayan ruin, Julia and John are ambushed, but manage to escape. After being rescued, they return to the ruins and confront the robbers.
In many respects, "Mayan Intrigue" is a slow work, which some readers might not appreciate. The dream sequence at the start is distracting and should be trimmed down. However, the overall density of narrative and dialogue combines to add to the intimacy of the novel that turns a simple adventure into an exploration of relationships. If I have a criticism, it is with the chapters that deal with Julia’s children left behind in the States. These chapters detract from the story’s flow and can be skipped without missing anything. They should really be deleted from the book.
Linda Clarke is a consummate storyteller with a professional writing style that is a pleasure to read. Lovers of deception and the exotic will enjoy "Mayan Intrigue".