Picked up this as a bit of a whim, never having heard of the author before. All I can say is I am a fan now and will be reading the rest of the Wyatt series. Apart from some publishing errors which weren't enough to distract the reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the three tales on intrigue and suspense.
For me, these types of books can invoke a great feeling of history and often I found myself putting the Kindle down and jumping online to check to see if something Mr Dempsey had written really existed. And I am very pleased to say YES, the stories were based on real life places which to me made the books so much more enjoyable to read with the added bonus I learned something as well.
The stories were well paced, with just the right amount of humour thrown in to give the reader a chuckle (or at least a smile). The hero, Sean doesn't come across as perfect nor superhuman, something a lot of authors tend to do. It is good to see a hero with flaws and fears, makes the tales more believable in my humble opinion.
I will endeavour to read and review the remaining books in the series, hopefully they will all be as good as the initial three.
Earnest Dempsey is a new author for me, and I’m totally addicted to his novels now. I have always had a love of archaeology and these books tick a lot of boxes for me. I would have liked to have known a bit more about the treasure and what happened to it. Looking forward to reading the next three books in the Sean Wyatt series. Earnest, you rock!
(4.5 stars) Wyatt and friends race to uncover treasures ahead of a shadowy organization that has existed for millennia. Sometimes the discoveries seem too easy and convenient e.g. why had inquisitive people not previously entered caves near to relatively well known sites? A great treasure hunt, never-the-less. Very good value at $5 for three books.