An Alex Hunt Adventure Thriller (Alex Hunt Adventure Thrillers #2)

Fiction - Adventure
236 Pages
Reviewed on 01/28/2019
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Author Biography

Urcelia Teixeira is a mystery and thriller author of clean, fast-paced action-adventure novels. Her books have been compared to that of Clive Cussler.

She read her first book when she was four and wrote her first poem when she was seven. And though she lived precariously through books and her far too few travels, life happened. She married the man of her dreams and birthed three boys (and two dogs, a cat, three chickens, and some goldfish!). So, life became all about settling down and providing a means to an end. She climbed the corporate ladder, exercised her entrepreneurial flair and made her mark in real-estate.

Traveling and exploring the world made space for child-friendly annual family holidays by the sea. The ones where she was forced to build a sand castle and barely got past the first five pages of a book. And on the odd chance she managed to read fast enough to page eight, she was confronted with a moral dilemma as the umpteenth F-word forced its way off just about every page!

But in a strange twist of fate upon her return from yet another male-dominated camping trip, when fifty knocked hard and fast on her door, and she could no longer stomach the profanities in her reading material, she drew a line in the sand and bravely set off to create her own adventure!

It was in the dark, quiet whispers of the night, well past midnight in the year 2017, that Alex Hunt was born.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Steve Leshin for Readers' Favorite

In The Gilded Treason: An Alex Hunt Adventure Thriller by Urcelia Teixeira, Alex (short for Alexandria) Hunt is an archaeologist/explorer who, along with her fellow explorer Dr. Sam Quinn, is hired to find and return a lost golden urn by the Cambodian government. The urn is said to contain the remains of the ancient Buddha himself. There is also a rumor that the urn may be a fake. As the story unfolds, other nefarious types are after the urn as well. The hunt for the golden urn begins with the pair finding danger climbing a mountain in the jungles of Cambodia. Soon they find someone is trying to kill them before they even find the urn. There is a Crocodile Dundee-like character, complete with an over the top Aussie accent, who saves Alex and Sam and who apparently lives in the jungle. There is a Buddhist monastery with secret underground tunnels and sinister bad guys lurking in dark places in the seamier parts of Cambodia, all chasing Alex and Sam.

The Gilded Treason: An Alex Hunt Adventure Thriller by Urcelia Teixeira is the second book in a gripping series. The Gilded Treason is a fun read with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged with the characters and central plot of the book. Like Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series, the main character, Alex Hunt, is the center of the story and is a likable heroic figure. Alex must use her wits to stay alive as she displays an Indiana Jones style bravado and derring-do with Sam’s help. The dialogue between Hunt and Sam Quinn is entertaining. I really liked the story and the characters. An enjoyable read and a delightful, non-stop, rollicking adventure story to please fans of the genre, to be sure.

Urcelia Teixeira

Thank you Steve Leshin and Readers’ Favorite! I’m thrilled!

I loved writing this book and learned so much about Cambodia and Vietnam. I will be happy to answer any questions about the book or readers can email me directly (
See you between my pages!
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