Jungle Jeopardy

Jungle Jeopardy

by Mary Montague Sikes

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Overview

When Dana Sinclair realizes Clifton Wilder is missing, she takes off for Costa Rica to search for him. An apparent kidnapping turns into a jungle adventure that leads Dana and Clifton into the wilds of Guatemala where they discover an unexplored Maya cave and find pottery and walls covered with glyphs.

Tyler Hunter wants to save Dana's sister, Rebecca, from prison, and to do so, he needs for them to find her grandfather's hidden treasure. An archaeologist on sabbatical in the Caribbean, Tyler intrigues Dana with his knowledge of the Maya.

Dana has never doubted her sister's guilt in the murder of their grandfather on the island of Antigua, but now an element of doubt begins to creep in.

About the Author: An avid reader at an early age, author Mary Montague Sikes soon discovered the excitement of visiting faraway places through books. After graduating from college and marrying her high school hero, she began to travel to some of the destinations she always dreamed of seeing. Over the years, she has visited such exotic tropical places as Curacao, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Martin, St. Barths, St. Croix, Antigua, Barbados, Haiti, Huatulco, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, the Grenadines and St. Vincent.

Jungle Jeopardy is Sikes' fifth novel in her Passenger to Paradise series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610090247
Publisher: Oak Tree Press
Publication date: 07/09/2011
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Mary Montague Sikes is a native Virginian who grew up in the historic city of Fredericksburg in the shadow of Civil War battlefields near the boyhood home of George Washington. Motivated by her surroundings, she started writing and painting at an early age. In high school she developed a fascination for the works of Edgar Allen Poe and was inspired to create short stories. Always intrigued by far-away places, as an adult she began traveling and writing about her journeys to exotic locations. Her first novel, Hearts Across Forever, is set in Jamaica and relates to her interest in the legend of Rose Hall Great House. Using both her writing and her artistic skills, Monti wrote and illustrated a coffee table book, Hotels to Remember. As the Passenger to Paradise, Monti uses travel destinations she has visited as settings for her books. Jungle Jeopardy, the fifth book in the series, starts out in Costa Rica then centers around the Maya ruins of Central America as the story develops. Her latest book is a sequel to Secrets by the Sea, continuing the adventures of Dana and Clifton. A professional artist with a MFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University, Monti teaches art to almost 400 elementary school children. Besides her interest in painting, she plays tennis, follows baseball, takes step aerobics and yoga classes three times weekly, and enjoys her family of three adult daughters. Monti and her husband now reside in a little Virginia town situated on three rivers accessed by two beautiful new bridges.

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RtB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blogReviewed by MarissaReview Copy Provided by the PublisherWhen I picked up this book I didn¿t realize it was a sequel, let alone number five in a series. This is not one of those ¿If you haven¿t read the previous book(s), it¿s okay¿ kind of books. There are many, many references to the previous book, Secrets by the Sea ¿ murders and tunnels, ghosts and a missing coin among them. You will be much better off if you read Secrets first. Jungle Jeopardy is a quick read, not too intense and not terribly lengthy. The story starts in Antigua when Clifton is contacted by a stranger about a rare coin his girlfriend¿s grandfather had been searching for. He is soon traipsing to Costa Rica with Dana, the heroine/girlfriend, following in his wake. And this is where the real fun begins. The story begins to involve kidnapping, hidden caves, Mayan funerary sites, drug dealers, and a black jaguar. However, things seemed a little too ¿easy¿ for me. The ending, especially. Everything just fell into place. There was no struggle, no argument, no need to convince the police who the bad guy really was. I would have liked to see more of a struggle to clean things up. All in all, not a bad read. If you¿re looking for a little adventure in a shorter version, this could be it.
SandraHeptinstall More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book I thought I must be missing something. Then I looked at the back of this book and realized it was part of a series.But, with small parts of the history that the author gives, I was able to understand what was going on in the story. This book is filled with adventure, suspense, love and mystery. You will walk along with Dana, Clifton, Tyler and Mick, as they make their way through a wild jungle trying to find a lost cave that is filled with all types of treasures that Dana's grandfather hid there. They are confronted with drug dealers, and a black jaguar which Dana called Billy, that follows them and has saved them more than once. I have really enjoyed this book, and know that if you like suspense, adventure, mystery and a romance that came alive again you will enjoy this book. It has something for everyone. Rated G
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog Reviewed by Marissa Review Copy Provided by the Publisher When I picked up this book I didn’t realize it was a sequel, let alone number five in a series. This is not one of those “If you haven’t read the previous book(s), it’s okay” kind of books. There are many, many references to the previous book, Secrets by the Sea – murders and tunnels, ghosts and a missing coin among them. You will be much better off if you read Secrets first. Jungle Jeopardy is a quick read, not too intense and not terribly lengthy. The story starts in Antigua when Clifton is contacted by a stranger about a rare coin his girlfriend’s grandfather had been searching for. He is soon traipsing to Costa Rica with Dana, the heroine/girlfriend, following in his wake. And this is where the real fun begins. The story begins to involve kidnapping, hidden caves, Mayan funerary sites, drug dealers, and a black jaguar. However, things seemed a little too “easy” for me. The ending, especially. Everything just fell into place. There was no struggle, no argument, no need to convince the police who the bad guy really was. I would have liked to see more of a struggle to clean things up. All in all, not a bad read. If you’re looking for a little adventure in a shorter version, this could be it.
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allyra More than 1 year ago
In this follow-up to Secrets by the Sea (Passenger to Paradise), Monti Sikes has created a page-turning jungle adventure. Clifton Wilder knows that his girlfriend, Dana Sinclair, wants to find the Brasher Doubloon in her grandfather's memory. Though they were unsuccessful in their search for the gold coin in Secrets by the Sea, he thinks he may have a new, solid lead when Tyler Hunter contacts him and asks for a meeting. When Tyler tells Clifton that the answer lies deep in the Central American jungle, Clifton buys a plane ticket and heads off into deep adventure unknowingly. He also fails to notify Dana that he's going to Costa Rica. When she realizes he's missing, she takes off after him, sending both of them into deadly danger. While Tyler appears to be rather less-than-trustworthy - after all, he's kidnapped both Dana and Clifton - he may have more noble motives. He is a student of Maya archaeology and myth, and he has a connection to Dana's sister Rebecca, who is in prison for the murder of Dana and Rebecca's grandfather. Dana has wholeheartedly condemned her sister, but now she must consider the possibility that Rebecca was framed for the crime. Between them, Dana and Tyler have all the information they need finally to find the famed Brasher Doubloon. Now it becomes a race to see if they can find the treasure and escape with it before the local drug lords close in. This latest in the Passenger to Paradise series is a real page-turner filled with nuggets of Maya legend.