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Heartifact crams a lot of fabulous writing into less than 100 pages. Mythology meets modern day treasure hunt in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek coast.
Harper is a highly respected marine archaeologist. Frustrated in his current job, and fed up with his cheating ex, he jumps at the chance to join his friend Stick (who operates a ROV) on an expedition to explore and raise what may be a sunken ship once belonging to Alexander the Great.
Once at the site, they discover what appear to be the ruins of an ancient civilization, and grapple with unexploded ordinances hampering their progress.
And if that's not enough, Harper is visited in his dreams by a mysterious man, who might be a god, who becomes Harper's dream lover, seducing and confusing him.
The lines between reality and dreams begin to blur for Harper, when they discover amid the ancient ruins on the bottom of the sea a chamber containing the statue of a Pelora, which looks just like the mystery man who's been visiting Harper.
The author deftly merges mythology, ancient history, and modern technology in this well-crafted suspense/mystery/not-quite-romance novella, and kept me at the edge of my seat as the story unfolded. Hot sexy dreams are set against high seas explorations, fraught with danger and excitement.
It's a pretty quick read, considering the length, and it flew by. I'm not going to reveal the ending - you'll just have to read this for yourself. Well worth your time, I think.
** I received a free copy of this book from its author. A positive review was not promised in return. **