The Treasure

A Fun Romp Through the Amazon with Love, Adventure and Headhunters

Fiction - Action
188 Pages
Reviewed on 09/18/2022
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Author Biography

Richard E. LaMotte is a novelist and influential seasoned writer of romantic action and suspense with historical elements like his new novel titled “The Song of Ramon and Maria,” was released in September 2022, and his subsequent titles, “The Treasure,” and “A Crime Story” which are available on Amazon and fine online book sites.

Richard has always been an observer of people and loves stories; he enjoys romantic stories about history, suspense, mysterious and exotic places, danger, and adventure. Stories about behavior, motivation, self-realization, and self-deception – in other words, stories about us - us as humans. This passion resulted from when he joined the Marine Corps just out of high school.

This passion was born from working in the motion picture industry as a costume designer, art director, technical advisor, and director – traveling worldwide, and setting up departments in foreign countries. In addition, he enjoyed working with prominent Hollywood actors and actresses. The novelist, a unique storyteller, has worked in off-beaten places on six continents.

Richard is devoting his time to his love of stories – writing adventures for avid readers of fiction. Rich and his beautiful wife Patricia reside in Valencia, California.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sheena Monnin for Readers' Favorite

The Treasure: A Fun Romp Through the Amazon with Love, Adventure and Headhunters by Richard E. LaMotte is a high-energy, hilarious, witty, and engaging adventure story of one woman’s quest to find a missing husband and a long-lost treasure. Linda is the beautiful and alluring wife of wealthy businessman Truman who went missing in the South American jungle, leaving his wife in danger of being left penniless if the board of his company has their way. Linda and Truman’s attorney Tom set off to find the treasure and find Truman. Along the way, they meet tribal warriors, local guide Sam, and other unsavory characters. Each page is full of lively interaction, interesting plot twists, and high-stakes adventure. In the end, the story is wrapped up beautifully and the characters each find a fitting conclusion to their journeys.

The Treasure by Richard E. LaMotte is cleverly written and sure to please the reader with its charming humor and surprising plot twists. It was a delight to read! I enjoyed the character development of each of the main characters. I loved the realism of the dialogue and the way each character was motivated by their dark secrets to make the decisions they did – brilliant! The author displays a great sense of humor and an understanding of human nature in the way he writes this endearing story. Readers will find themselves laughing and enjoying each page from start to finish. The author paints a picture in each scene and draws the reader in through his fast-paced dialogue, vivid descriptions, and a page-turning plot.