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When fear stands between you and your enemy, what do you do?

Alex hasn’t left the safe confines of her home in three years. Instead, she’s thrown herself into her career as an archaeological researcher with a prominent British university where her archaeologist father works.

But then, her father disappears under sinister circumstances while working on a case. With his fate in her hands, forced out of hiding, she battles her worst fears and travels to the last place he was seen alive: Tanzania, Africa.

Tasked to go with her, the inexperienced Sam Quinn joins her on an action-packed adventure through the treacherous African Savannah, where an abundance of danger, fear, and heartache confront them head on. As they come face-to-face with sabotage, crime, and betrayal that will test their inner strength and will to survive, the pair takes on an enemy they never saw coming.

Join their adventure and travel from the luxury of your favorite armchair to Africa in this gripping tale that you can't stop listening to!

Inspired by actual historical facts and places, the Alex Hunt archaeological adventure thriller series will take you on dangerous faraway adventures that will leave you thrilled, inspired, and informed -all at once.

©2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Urcelia Teixeira (P)2020 Urcelia Teixeira

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  • Home2zoo
  • 21-04-2021

Searching for a legend

A family's search for a legendary lost city, kidnapping, and murder - what more does a mystery need? An adventure through Africa, reminiscent of Indiana Jones! I recommend listening!

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  • Richard Elliott
  • 29-12-2020

A Great Adventure with Alex Hunt!

Alex’s parents are prominent archaeologists with the British university. Alex has grown up traveling all over the world on archaeological research with her parents and has been trained by them to be the best.

Yet Alex has been traumatized by the death of her mother on an expedition and has not left home since. Until her father disappears near Tanzania, Africa. Alex is determined to not lose another parent by her inaction to help.

Fighting overwhelming fear she travels with Sam Quinn to try and find her father in the treacherous African Savannah.

The adventure weaves the story with segments of things that happened in the past to understand story as it unfolds now.

Alex has to learn to conquer her fears as she faces sabotage, crime, and betrayal in order to save her father.

The twists, and turns will keep you turning pages as you are surprised with things you did not see coming.

I think you will really enjoy the adventure, I know I did!!

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  • David C Taylor
  • 01-12-2020

Alex Hunt’s action filled origin story

Archeological Thrillers are on of my favorite genres, and having listened to The Rhapta Key, I’ve now discovered a new series/heroine I’m wanting to follow. Not only was this story action-packed, but it painted such a vivid picture I could almost imagine it as a movie. Alex Hunt is a character who has her flaws but is capable of overcoming most of them when she has no alternative. Gary Bennett’s narration really brought this story to life, each of his voices fit the character.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 30-11-2020

Great Story & Narration

Love archeological plots, the history of lost civilizations, along with the tension and adventure of being in unfamiliar countries was well done by the author and narrator
A test for her, having isolated herself within the walls of home, The love for a father stretches her mentally and physical, could we have done it. Of all places Africa, a place of wonder, yet unfamiliar. The audio by Gary Bennett definitely added to the tension and I enjoyed. Given audio for my voluntary review

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  • Cyndi
  • 22-08-2021

As exciting the second time as the first!

I do have a bit of sometimers so maybe that is why I didn't remember the full story this time around. But I have to say that having someone narrate the book instead of reading it yourself gives you a whole other aspect. This is the first Alex Hunt book and in it she meets Sam Quinn. They are great main characters and bring lots of suspense to the story. Alex's parents are also in this book and it is actually their archeological trip that ends up needing Alex and Sam. There is lots of action in this book too as well as romance. I really enjoyed listening to this book and intend to listen to more!
I received a free code for this book from the publisher to listen to on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion.

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  • Linda
  • 22-07-2021

A Great African Adventure

So much covered in a relatively short book, fear, family loyalty, old and new friendships, respect, love, loss, kidnapping, betrayal, murder and yet not once did I feel the story was rushed. Beautiful descriptions of Africa in a stand alone satisfying adventure with a bit of the very unexpected thrown in!
This was the first time I heard narrator Gary Bennett who was just right for this book, also well paced and not hurried, his different voices consistent to the various characters.
I look forward to more from Urcelia and Gary.

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  • Angel Cross
  • 10-11-2020

Non-stop action!

What an action-packed adventure this book turned out to be! As the lead character, Alexandra Hunt aka Alex, receives news that her father has gone missing, she quickly moves into action to find him. Who knew the field of archaeology could be so dangerous as well as fulfilling? Fantastic story! Excellent narration! Highly recommended!

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