~Steve Berry, #1 New York Times and Internationally Bestselling Author
"Stacy Allen writes adventure as one who has lived it. In Expedition Indigo, the tension, suspense and action come across in an incredibly real and personal way. Her heroine, Riley Cooper, is a great addition to the literary world of explorers. Genuine, innocent in some ways, and brave, a welcome change from a world of hardened heroes with dark pasts. I cannot wait to read more of her adventures."
~ Graham Brown, author of The Eden Prophecy
Archaeologist Riley Cooper is offered the chance of a lifetime: a chance to find the Crux Fidelis, the coronation cross of Charlemagne. Under Water Sea Adventures members believe they have found the remains of the Indigo, a heavily laden cargo ship commissioned by Charlemagne and presumed lost on its maiden voyage off the coast of southern Italy in the early 800s. If Riley can find the cross, it will prove Charlemagne's coronation as the First Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day had not been a spontaneous act, but rather a desperate political maneuver by a Pope in need of protection.
When Riley joins UWSA off the coast of Sorrento, Italy, tensions and tempers fly as a competing team arrives in search of the treasure and an approaching hurricane gains strength and heads straight toward the dive site. And when one of the crew is murdered, Riley must find the strength to fight back and keep the treasure out of the other team's hands.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Travel, adventure, double crosses, intrigue, thieves, yachts, SCUBA diving, sexy men, a Vatican connection, an engaging protagonist – these are a few of the reasons I love Stacy Allens’ Expedition Indigo. This page-turning thriller captured my imagination and took me on a wild high stakes ride. In Allen’s first Riley Cooper book, Riley comes into the position of archeologist for an international salvage team when her best friend and mentor is mowed down by a hit and run driver. But her expertise and cool head under pressure are what keep her on the job when mishaps occur. Riley was determined to succeed, and I was pulling for her the whole way. An engaging debut thriller.