Marina Alexander Returns in a Thrilling New Mystery of International Intrigue, Lost Treasures, and High-Stakes Adventure
“Gleason mixes historical mysteries with current events and exciting technology—creating a fast-paced story that takes you on an action-packed ride!”
—New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon
The Lake Superior Basin, 2000 B.C.E.: Two hundred tons of raw copper are mined and removed by white-skinned strangers who leave behind a mystery of their own.
Tunguska Siberia, 1908: The earth rumbles and roars, destroying everything in a thirty mile radius…except for an infant, miraculously left untouched.
St. Louis, Missouri, Present Day: A far-reaching blackout brings the economy in the Midwest to a halt…and the only explanation is a swarm of rare beetles from the Amazon.
Napo, Ecuador: The body of a Korean businessman, still dressed in his suit and loafers, is found in the Amazon jungle…with no indication of how he got there.
Marina Alexander, search and rescue expert, is fortunate enough to be on hand when a young couple gets lost in an old cave in Northern Michigan. She also discovers what brought them deep into the ancient copper mine: possible proof of European visitors to North America far earlier than believed.
Though it could be the biggest find of her career, Marina fears there is a connection to her grandfather—the patriarch of a Siberian tribe and eco-terrorist group—and that he will draw her back into the fold.
Meanwhile, it’s clear the eco-terrorists are planning a new attack on U.S. soil, for they leave a trail of dead bodies and injuries in their wake…leading up to something far-reaching and deadly.
From the ancient copper mines of Northern Michigan, to the suburbs of Chicago, the thick, humid rainforest of Ecuador, and a hidden temple deep in the Amazon jungle, Amazon Roulette will have readers on the edge of their collective seats as Marina races against time to stop her family from its destructive plan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Marina Alexander is a rescue expert called to a cave collapse and things only get more interesting from there! This is the second Marina Alexander book and I find that I just can't put them down! The excitement and suspense make this one of those books you stay up late to read. You don't want to do anything except find out what happens next. Marinas family is a bit different than yours or mine. They are the Skaladeskas. They worship Gaia, or mother earth, as if she were a benevolent being. And they will stop at nothing to prevent her continued destruction. Even eco-terrorism. They need Marina to join them, she is the last in the ancient blood line of the Alexandrovs. The last in line to be able to lead the Skaladeskas. But she doesn't believe. Marina's grandfather wants her back, before it's too late. He is old and tired and ready to join his "Mother" Gaia. The only thing he has to offer Marina, is his library. A library said to house scrolls, stone tablets and artifacts from ancient civilizations never seen before. It is a hard choice for Marina. But the way they go about stopping the destruction of the earth is a bit unconventional. They use things that mother earth already has on her arsenal. Natural occurring this. The FBI & the CIA are doing all they can to stop the actions of this group of eco terrorists. They know Marina is the key and their link to the Skaladeskas. The journey in this book takes us from a Michigan cave all the way to the Amazon rain forests, with some excellent science thrown in to the awesome and mysterious goings on. All the way to New York boardrooms. You will not be disappointed! I want more! What happens with the characters? New and old? I can't wait for the next book. Marina is one tough lady. Colleen Gleason is a very talented writer. She can draw you in and make you care what happens to her characters. She can make you wish the book was longer and shorter in the same instant. You want get to tell you what halogens but not too fast! You want to know how things play out, but she leaves you with just enough of a question that you must get the next book. Highly recommended! 5 out of 5 starts for me!
Weak ending. No real closure to the adventure.
This is an excellent second book of what I hope will be a nice long series. There are a number of story angles and a deep undercurrent that promises something even greater in the offing. I like the characters and they way they evolve. The only downside is that it was 5 years between the first and second books and I would very much like to be reading the third right this minute.