Title: Buried Threads (Threads #2)
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords…before time runs out.
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
“In this world, all lust is grief.”
In this exciting story of romance and adventure, two professional treasure hunters are thrown in to an unfamiliar world, filled with ancient religions and modern gangsters. East meets west when the Rachel and Chase must navigate dangerous waters, booby-trapped tombs, human traffickers, and Japan’s mysterious culture, religion, and dangerous Yakuza assassins. The fish out of water aspect is multi-layered and wonderfully detailed and is a fantastic backdrop to this exciting, sexy, and dangerous book.
My head was spinning as I eagerly turned the pages, following a vast cast of characters as the story unraveled with surprise after surprise. From the beginning, I felt like I had the characters pegged, but they constantly challenged any pre-conceived notions I may have had as their stories developed. I became invested in all of the characters, even the villains. But, Rachel and Chase had my greatest loyalty and I enjoyed their romance and the way they overcame adversity, not just in their relationship, but in the face of grave danger.
The action and adventure of an Indiana Jones movie, the murderous intrigue of the yakuza, and the mystique of geishas and monks all swirl around a pair of sexy and brave treasure hunters. This is a huge and exciting story, beautifully realized as emotion blends with suspense. A nail-biting climax is followed up by a satisfying conclusion and the promise of much more to come from these great characters and their engaging world.
“…’Sometimes you just need to have a little faith before you dive in.’
‘And what is the pool’s deep and you can’t swim?’, she asked.
‘Then you learn how to tread water.’ ”
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About the Author
Kaylin McFarren is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters’ lives – taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more.
Although Kaylin wasn’t born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest.
Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
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