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The Cursed Thief

(The first book in the Charlee Flynn Adventures series)
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Embark on a riveting journey into the treacherous world of mercenaries, family secrets, and pirate treasure in The Cursed Thief, a thrilling, action-packed adventure from the international bestselling author of the Jack Reilly Adventures.

Ye be warned. Turn back or die.

In the sun-soaked Bahamas, a long-lost diary belonging to the notorious pirate Anne Bonny surfaces, revealing the existence of a clandestine buccaneer sanctuary turned tomb—all centered around a single jewel, the Diamond of Despair. Can it be found? And more importantly, should it be found? The Flynn family is about to confront these perilous questions head-on.

For seventeen-year-old Charlotte "Charlee" Flynn, life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers the true identity of her parents, Sean and Sydney. Raised to believe they traveled the world as rare antiquities experts, Charlee learns the shocking truth: Her mom and dad are “Black Market acquisitions specialists.”

To put it plainly, they’re THIEVES.

As an enemy from Sydney's past reemerges, the Flynns are forced to flee their beautiful Costa Rican home. To protect Charlee from the incoming threat, her parents must unleash their skills, reluctantly turning their daughter into their apprentice.

But Charlee isn’t your average teenager.

Since she could remember, Charlee has been obsessed with ancient ruins, fabled relics, buried treasure, and lost civilizations. You could say she was born for this life…

The quest for the Diamond of Despair becomes a race against time, with the past and present colliding in an exhilarating tale of daring adventure tested against the backdrop of a ruthless underworld jam-packed with scoundrels and criminals.

Fans of James Rollins, Clive Cussler, and Ernest Dempsey will love this fast-paced thrill ride!

What Amazon readers are saying:

"Reminiscent of a great adventure movie like The Mummy (the Brenden Fraser one obviously) or Indiana Jones."

"Had me hook line and sinker!"

"Another excellent read by Matt James!"

"My favorite Matt James book!"

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A talented voice in the action-thriller genre!" - Richard Bard

"Matt James is my go-to guy for heart-stopping adventure and bone-chilling suspense!" - Greig Beck

"Matt James reminds devotees of Indiana Jones and Nathan Drake why their love for rock-solid action-adventure springs eternal!" - Rick Chesler

"Matt James is a must-read! The thrilling action, unexpected turns, and rip-roaring chases across the globe are fantastic adventures every time! You won't be disappointed." - Andrew Clawson

"The words of a Matt James story flow like the best rivers. Smooth and subtle at times, interrupted by danger and thrills at every churn of whitewater. This guy is the real deal!" - Ernest Dempsey

"Matt James writes thrillers that define the genre! Neck-breaking speed and hairpin plot twists. Top notch!" - Craig A Hart

"Matt James has proven that true adventure is found in the fine line between myth and reality. James walks that tightrope with a master's touch." - J M LeDuc

"Searching for relentless action and harrowing adventure in dangerous locales? Look no further than Matt James!" - Michael McBride

"Matt's novels need a pause button. They do not stop!" - Lee Murray

"Matt James is the gold standard for archaeological thrillers!" - Luke Richardson

"If you like thrills, chills, and nonstop action, then Matt James may just be your next favorite author!" - John Sneeden

"If you enjoy globetrotting adventures jampacked with over-the-top action, then you'll love Matt James' work!" - Nick Thacker

"If you're looking for a fast-moving tale with action to spare, give Matt James a try!" - David Wood

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