Review: The Cross of Sins (Fathom’s Five #1) by Geoffrey Knight

June 26, 2015 Review 0

Review: The Cross of Sins  (Fathom’s Five #1) by Geoffrey Knight

Somewhere in the world is a statue so sinful that a secret sect of the Church wants it destroyed at any cost. Somewhere in the Turkish desert, in the streets of London, and in the depths of Venice, are the clues to find it. And, somewhere in the hearts of five sexy, daring, thrill-seeking gay men, is the courage and die-hard determination to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of all time.

Meet Luca da Roma, an Italian model and expert in art, both ancient and modern; Dr Eden Santiago, Brazilian biologist, physician and genetic engineer; Shane Houston, a Texas cowboy and an expert in cartography; Will Hunter, a San Diego college student and football star, majoring in ancient history; and Jake Stone, an adventurer-for-hire from New York and the newest member of Professor Fathom’s team of hot gay adventure seekers.

Together, they are Fathom’s Five, traveling the world, solving ancient mysteries, uncovering priceless treasures, and getting into hot, sticky and sexy situations, while thwarting danger at every turn! From Venice to Vienna, from Tuscany to Turkey, from the South Pacific to the seas off Sicily, join in the heroic adventures, hunky sex and hot, high-octane action of Fathom’s Five.

Title: The Cross of Sins
Author: Geoffrey Knight
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: To Catch a Fox , The Boy From Brighton, Miami Moon, Cairo Curse
Series: Fathom's Five #1
Published by Wilde City Press
Source: Publisher
Published: May 13th 2015
Genres: Adventure, Mythology, Suspense
Pages: 233 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: two-half-flames

Wow! Jam packed action thriller! I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! First off, this is not a romance per se, so do not expect that from this book! I love the Indiana Jones movies and this is more along those lines so I was enthralled from the get-go! There are romantic elements involved but it’s the mystery and adventure and action that drive this story! You are literally on the edge of your seat reading at break-neck speed to find out what happens next!

We are introduced to the Fathom Five one at a time, in their individual lives, so you get a sense of who they are and how they behave. There’s no page on page of boring details to weed through. I liked that aspect. All are very different so they bring varied elements to the “team”. Jake is a New Yorker and kind of cocky, take care of business, kind of guy. Shane is a Texan cowboy type with manners. Luca is a suave Italian who was orphaned and raised by nuns. Eden is a Brazilian doctor with a level-headed, calm and cool, bed-side manner. And finally, Will is a young, typical bad-boy from California. They all seem to complement each other and make the team cohesive. They are treasure hunters and employed to find artifacts around the world.

I really enjoyed this treasure hunter adventure. Mr. Knight has a gift of writing because I felt like I was watching this from the sideline. There were times I was reading a mile a minute and then sighing with relief when things smoothed out! The danger was there and the feelings of anxiety too! Their enemies know their weaknesses and try to stop what they are doing at all costs. Good vs. Evil. They literally travel the world for their quest, but seem to have some genuine fun with each other along the way too.

I highly recommend this if you are an adventure seeker! It’s the first book in the Fathom Five series so now that the cast is introduced, we can get onto the clever adventures that lie ahead! Be warned there is a cliff here. Don’t make that a deciding factor for this book though. Just wait until book two is released and read them together! It will be worth the wait!

 

Deb

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