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4.0 out of 5 starsFinal answer
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2018
In the fourth & last book in the Jack Turner series, we read of a World War II treasure smuggled out of Germany & buried in the hills of Georgia, USA. A couple of metal detector aficianados find the buried treasure and their find is discovered by the barely alive "other GI" who had conspired to smuggle the treasure, but lost it when his partner buried it and then died before he could make a map for the partner. His corrupt & spoiled grandson is determined to find & return the treasure in order to inherit all his grandfather's worldly goods. As with the previous three books, it is an excellent story, but marred by the misuse of "then" where the writer should have used "than" (three times). Other typos and wrong words kept it from receiving a 5 star rating. A good proofreader is definitely needed. I am available for that job.
5.0 out of 5 starsHistoric Fiction at Its Best So Good
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2018
History Professor, Jack Turner gets a surprise visit from his friend, police Sgt. Joe Boyd, concerning metal detecting. Neither man has any idea that this harmless hoppy will cause their paths to cross with a 70-year-old World War II mystery.
I waited a long time for this book to come out. Having preordered it, I began reading it the moment it showed up on my Kindle, 11:00 pm at night. It was so good, I got up early the next morning and finished it.
Tension filled each scene, compelling me into the next. "What can go wrong?" became the catchphrase and additional suspense. The bad guys were bad, and the good guys great. Jack Turner and Joe Boyd being the best.
This was historical fiction at its best. Images registered in my mind will be there for a long time. I absolutely loved this book and enjoyed the ending.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books I have read by Dan Walsh. This one was no exception. I read the other three in the series first and so enjoyed seeing how he developed the characters of Jack, Joe, and Rachel, especially in the first three books. It is well written and edited, and the author really does his research. Each book is unique. This one explores the finding of buried World War ll treasure using metal detectors. I did not get quite as involved in this one because there was too little Jack Turner and his police friend, Joe. Hence, the 4 stars. For me, it was easier to take breaks from but an excellent story none the less. I am glad I read it and look forward to more by this author.
I read it last night! Loved it! It was not at all what I thought or expected! Every time I thought I knew where you were going with it, you threw in a new curve ball! Great book! I also love how while you stay true to the main character none of the books are the same! You can't go in to them expecting AB&C or XYZ to happen because something different happens in each one. Love that!
What great suspense! I read this book in one day...I couldn't put it down. I've read all the Jack Turner series books but you could definitely read any of them alone. As with the others, the story line was complex but not confusing, the characters were well-developed and the story pulls you in and doesn't let go. All of Dan Walsh's books are excellent and this one did not disappoint!
Early in the book, two United States soldiers are introduced just after the end of World War II in Europe. As their story unfolds, they stumble across something totally unexpected. Having heard how my own father was mustered out of the U.S. Army with nothing but the uniform on his back, a change of clothes, and a few personal items, my head was almost spinning at what these soldiers found and how they plotted to get it home to the U.S. The story alternates initially between the experiences of the two soldiers seventy years ago and the activities of Professor Jack Turner and his friend, Sergeant Joe Boyd. Joe has gotten involved in a metal detecting club and convinces Jack to join him. Their hometown of Culpepper, Georgia is very near the route that General Sherman followed during the Civil War on his March to the Sea, so members of the club have been finding various metal items in the woods surrounding the area; items such as belt buckles, bullets, buttons, coins, etc. Never in their lifetimes would any of them have expected to find what two of the members found one day on property located adjacent to Jack’s lakefront property. As they try to keep their find a secret, the reader sees the situation spiraling out of control for them. I enjoyed the suspense. If you haven’t read any of this series, I highly recommend it.
Dan Walsh ramps up the ante with his latest Jack Turner book. Turner is introduced to metal detecting by his friend, police detective, Sgt. Joe Boyd. Sgt. Boyd took up the hobby in an attempt to get some exercise and shed a few pounds. He visits Jack at the university to ask permission to see if he can find any Civil War relics on the land owned by Dr. Turner and his wife, Rachel. What starts out as an intriguing hobby soon becomes a twisted set of circumstances into which Jack and Joe are drawn, literally by being in the right place at the right time. Buried Nazi treasure, a dying WWII vet, and a spoiled, lazy and irresponsible grandson come together in a great story.
5.0 out of 5 starsHang on -- the best part's coming!
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
As always, another great book from one of my favorite authors. This one took me a little longer to get into -- I understand that it was necessary to set up the full story. I usually finish Dan's books in a day -- this one took two. The intriguing line of Nazi gold actually being brought back and buried in the U.S., and then being found by regular guys out metal detecting opens a series of events that will keep you on the edge of your seat. And favorite characters, Jack, Rachel, and their friend Joe get back in the picture when all the excitement starts. Great read!
I really liked this. First of all, this is the first book in this series I have read, and it is #4; however, anything that went on before which the reader needs to know is mentioned in a few short sentences, more than enough for a reader to follow the story in this specific book. Secondly, it was good - as simple as that. We follow Jack Turner, a history professor, and his cop-friend Joe getting quite innocently involved in a crime that leads as far back as WWII. Actually, there are 3 (possibly 4) different but connected plots, with a pair of protagonists "assigned" to each, going on, and the ease with which the author weaves the threads together and points them to the "Grand Finale" is nothing short of masterly. Maybe not nail-biting suspense, but definitely keeping a reader glued to the pages. I think I found a new author to follow. I definitely want more!
1.0 out of 5 starsIt has swearing in it. Christian fiction? Hardly.
Reviewed in Canada on October 4, 2019
I have read the three other Jack Turner books and loved them, but Perilous Treasure was a disappointment in that it was filled with minced oaths such as gosh (God) and jeez (Jesus) which is really taking God’s holy name in vain. Too bad I had to delete it off my Kindle before finishing it, because it was otherwise a great story. I don’t recall seeing God’s name taken in vain in his other books, otherwise I would have deleted them too. Christian fiction? Hardly. If there had been no swearing it was worth 5 stars.
5.0 out of 5 starsWho doesn't love a treasure hunt!
Reviewed in Canada on January 15, 2020
This is suspense at it's best. The characters are relatable and the plot keeps you guessing until the end. A real page turner! Now that I've met these folks I'm looking forward to reading their previous adventures.