The Legend of Waterhole Branch

The Legend of Waterhole Branch

by Lucas R. Wright

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Overview

A Harrowing Race Against Time!

For centuries, treasure hunters have sought to uncover the infamous legend regarding a wealth of gold buried somewhere in Waterhole Branch by a notorious Spanish explorer...

But it turns out that one man may have already found it Hunter Pierce, raised in a rural area of southern Alabama, has mysteriously built a lucrative career on Wall Street. He's young. He's smart. He's ambitious. And he has his whole future ahead of him.

Then one night everything changes.

Locked in a treacherous game with ruthless killers and embroiled in a treasure hunt of epic proportions, Hunter is reunited with his two childhood friends - Brian and Camilla - who unexpectedly find themselves coaxed into this pulse-pounding adventure.

Unsure who is friend or foe, Hunter returns to Waterhole Branch—where his survival hinges on outsmarting the bad guys, masterminding an escape, and putting his trust in an unlikely source...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496942999
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Legend of Waterhole Branch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Hunter, Brian and Camille grow up in the small Waterhole Branch. Waterhole Branch is the supposed home of a buried Spanish treasure. One day the three teens return home to find that Hunter and Brian’s parents and Camille’s father have been killed. Camille and her mother are taken for hostages and the mobsters leave. We then follow along with Hunter as he goes to school, makes money in the financial market, and continues to investigate the treasure of Waterhole Branch. Years later the mobsters are back with Camille and want Hunter to help them find the treasure, which they assume he has already found with the money that he has made. This is an interesting story. I was under the impression that it would be more of an action adventure involving the treasure. The reality is that we send a lot of time following Hunter through his life between the initial murder of his parents and the return of the mobsters. It was interesting but kind of took away from the story for me. Of course there is lots of action when they start fighting back at the mobsters and the book ends with the possibility of a sequel sine Camille’s mother is supposed to still be alive. This is a good story. I admit not what I was thinking it would be but one that I would recommend people read it. I received The Legend of Waterhole Branch for free in exchange for an honest review.
Deannalaw More than 1 year ago
I received this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. Once upon a time there were 3 friends who had no idea that they lived and played above a fantastic buried treasure.  But someone knew... someone who would stop at nothing to get it.  Someone who would leave two of them orphans and kidnap the third. Hunter and Brian believed that Camilla was dead, killed by the ruthless men who took her and her mother.  They moved on, but neither forgot her, nor their childhood friendship.  And when those same ruthless men returned to finish what they'd begun, none of the players on this stage could have predicted the outcome. I enjoyed this story, but in some ways it just didn't flow for me.  I enjoyed the premise, I liked that the protagonists were definitely human, with both flaws and positive character traits.  But the flashback style of parts of the story made it clunky and unwieldy.  It took away some of the character that I would have liked to see in the children by setting us further back from the scene.  I didn't feel as immersed in those parts of the story as I did when I was reading about what the characters were experiencing in the moment. It's a good story, though.  If you like action and adventure, read it.  You'll enjoy it, too.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This book moved seamlessly from one situation to the next. You first find out about the 3 lifelong friends who grew up in a very small place called Water Hole Branch. They were pretty much inseparable until the unthinkable happened--the boys parents were murdered and Camilla and her mother were taken away by the murderers. You don't hear too much about Brian and Camille but you learn how Hunter becomes rich in the financial world. Hunter has never forgotten what happened all those years ago and determines to find the gold that was supposedly left by the Spanish years and years ago and was the reason his world was torn apart. Will Hunter be able to find this gold or was it just one of those small town rumors? Will he ever see his friends again? To find out-read the book. It truly is well written and will keep you entertained!! There might be a sequel in the works-or at least there could be the way the book ends!
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
This review is based on a free copy received from the author but reflects my own viewpoint. A group of armed men break into a Manhattan office and take Hunter by force. There are led by a Spaniard named Abilio, who demands his gold, which he claims Hunter has. Assisting Abilio and his thugs is Camilla who Hunter remembers from several years ago. Abilio makes Hunter take him to where he grew up. There is a legend that Spanish gold was hidden somewhere where Hunter grew up and Hunter has become very wealthy so the bad guys are sure he found it. Hunter realizes the men will kill him once they get what they are looking for. He thinks that the only thing that can save him is to reach his childhood friend Brian. The problem is that Brian is far away and Hunter will have the stall the bad guys until Brian can get there.. While he is stalling them, he remember the story of growing up with Brian and Camilla. The story of their childhood is actually quite interesting. The three were together until their teens and were incredibly close. This part of the book is actually the most interesting part. The reader than learns that Abilio had come before and killed the trio's parents and taken Camilla and her mother prisoner. The rest of his life Hunter became obsessed to find the gold. The book is a good story those some parts are "stretches." The way hunter searches for the gold is interesting but what he does later seems a little unbelievable. All in all, I give this book four stars.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Lucas R. Wright's book The Legend of Waterhole Branch is his first novel and hopefully won't be his last.   It is a great action mystery. The action begins from page 1 and goes until the end of the book.  Be ready  because the book will grab you, hold you down on the edge of your seat and all of the sudden the pages  will begin to turn and turn and turn some more and before you know it you are at the end of the book.  This  story starts with a mystery and the excitement of a kidnapping.  Throughout the story there are flashbacks  to the main character's childhood.  Half of the book is involved with the flashbacks and the other is involved with the action.  The writing is simple but it is done so well which makes it an easy read.  Basically, it's a tale of survival and perseverance.  I recommend this book to everyone.  It is well worth  the read.  I look for more from Lucas R. Wright.