The Legend of Waterhole Branch by Lucas R. Wright
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…
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.