Secrets of a Mayan Moon

Secrets of a Mayan Moon

by Paty Jager

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Book one of the Isabella Mumphrey Adventure series

What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice?

Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor's request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she's been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table--and she can--she'll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.

DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He's deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014960717
Publisher: Patricia Jager
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Series: Isabella Mumphrey Adventures , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 1,005,191
File size: 410 KB

About the Author

Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 25+ novels and over a dozen novellas and short stories of murder mystery, western historical romance, and action adventure. She has garnered a RomCon Reader’s Choice Award for her Action Adventure and received the EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters.

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Secrets of a Mayan Moon 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Maggie-Meandering More than 1 year ago
Paty Jager presents a paranormal mystery and suspense exploring the Mayans through the character of an archaeologist. This book combines the best of three genre's, a paranormal, a mystery, and a romantic suspense. I love the character of Isabella Mumphrey, and the uneasy relationship she as with Tino is perfectly executed. I loved the build of the mystery, and was turning pages as fast as I could toward the end. I'm truly happy to see this is the beginning of what promises to be many books with Isabella Mumphrey adventures. Look out Indiana Jones, there is a woman vying to take your place and she is smarter, tougher, and truly believes in archaeology.
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
A thrilling romantic suspense! It reminded me of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones. I enjoyed the characters and how the story unfolded. There wasn’t a dull moment. I wish it was a little less predictable. I also enjoyed the bit of Mayan history as well.
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
Can I just gush on this story for a bit?!? This book is the perfect mix of adventure, mystery, and with a little bit of a love story thrown in that keeps the reader captivated from the first page! Doctor Isabella Mumphrey is the type of character I love to read about. She can take care of herself and doesn't constantly rely on a man to save her. If anything she has to rescue the hero maybe once or twice! However, due to intellect and her childhood she is just naive/innocent enough to think that someone so close to her could want her on a dig in Guatemala for nefarious reasons. Tino Kosta is out for revenge, and believes getting into the dig in Guatemala will bring him closer to his end goal. While he cares for Isabella and her safety, he also recognizes her need to be an independent woman, but the vulnerability and innocence that not many men have taken the chance to get to know.
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read and lived up to what I was expecting. A spicy romance along with an adventure was a great combo. Not quite thriller but a definite tale to get the brain thinking “ who is the culprit..and why?
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Secrets Of A Mayan Moon (An Isabella Mumphrey Adventure Book 1) Author: Paty Jager Publisher: Windtree Press Published: 7-5-2013 ISBN: 9780983594376 E-Book ASIN: B008SIB0C8 Pages: 272 Genre: Suspense Tags: Mystery Isabella Mumphrey was once a child Prodigy who now has a PHD in Anthropology. When she receives a call from her Uncle about a job offer for her to translate a Mayan tablet he found on a dig that could change the recorded history of the Mayan people and a sponsor who is wiling to pay a fortune for her expertise she quickly takes a leave from her teaching position and hurries to meet up with him. When she arrives at the Guatemala airport she is immediately mugged as she heads for a taxi, her box with her vest and dig equipment is stolen. When she arrives at the hotel she meets Tino Kosta, the guide her uncle sent to meet her and bring her safely to the dig site. Tino Kosta in fact is a DEA agent after revenge. His entire life as been spent working his way toward one goal, finding and killing the man who destroyed his life. He is near achieving his goal when meets the beautiful anthropologist and must fight his attraction to her. Nothing can deter him. Then he finds that Isabella is in more danger than she could ever guess. Her uncle wants her not to transcribe a tablet, but to sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual. Saving her could cost him his deepest desire, his revenge. Even if he goes to her rescue there is no guarantee either will survive. Isabella doesn't trust Tino, but she is drawn to him as well. And what of the policeman in the taxi that brought her to the hotel? Where does he fit in and who is he working for? An honest cop or one willing to sell them out for the rewards to be found? Will Isabella come up with money to save her job and research? Secrets Of A Mayan Moon, book 1 of the Isabella Mumphrey Adventures, will keep you turning the pages until the very end and then thanking the author she has book 2, Secrets of an Aztec Temple already available so that you can find out what happens next. The characters are so well described and the dialog so natural and smooth it is easy to envision them in your mind. The lush jungle is drawn for you in beautiful words. You will love Paty Jager's series whether you are 16 or sixty. Check it out today.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Secrets of a Mayan Moon (An Isabella Mumphrey Adventure.) Paty Jager ARC supplied by Netgalley. This sounded a fun read so how did it live up? Well, it was fun, a bit of spicy romance along with an adventure. Not quite thriller but a definite tale to get the brain thinking “ who is the culprit..and why?” There's clues of course but it seems no-one is exactly who they claim to be, or so it seemed to me. I didn't like one of the culprits instinctively so I was glad to be right there, but the other had me totally fooled, as did the ending. When I read the Blurb I saw Tino was a jaguar tracker – I must have read too many shape shifter novels recently as I took that to mean he was a shape shifter but in fact he is what it says – a person who tracks and tags jaguars!! I do tend to be a literal thinker, guess I need to read more carefully now too :) Isabella is a great character, forthright and not afraid to say what she thinks, intelligent and able to look after herself, and very adaptable. She's well suited to the role she plays in this book. Tino – he was someone she needed, able to build her confidence in herself and not afraid of the strong character she is. She heats his blood, he stirs her in a way she hasn't experienced before. They both get diverted from their main reasons for being there, and distracted from what they should be concentrating on. This kind of instant attraction though is what makes the two of them so riveting. They see qualities in each other than other people have missed. They make a great team and I'm glad the get together in another book. Its a good story, with plenty of turns and twists, to keep reader guessing what's going to happen next. Its not just one plot either but a couple that leave different people in the frame and leave reader working out motives. I loved the setting, enough description to make me feel I knew the place but not so much it was boring. Its a well thought out and planned story, everything tails together nicely and its a good way to lose yourself in a jungle adventure for a few hours. There's a follow up book and I can see Isabella and Tino would make a great team in a series of books. Stars: it ought to be a five, it has all the hallmarks of one of my five star reads, but somehow it didn't quite engross me to the degree a five star needs. Its more than a four though so a four and half seems fair to me.
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DianaSMcC More than 1 year ago
See my comment. I forgot to mark stars so doing that now. :))